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225th AN N I VERS A RY ISSUE OF 

The Archon 

A NEWSMAGAZINE published for Alumni and Parents of 

GOVERNOR DUMMER ACADEMY 




JUNE 1988 



Arclioii 

GOVERNOR DUMMER ACADEMY 

Special 225th 
Anniversary Issue - 
Part III 

With this issue ends the Archon's three-part 
i elebration of Governor Dummer Academy's 
225th Anniversary. It features the grand 
March 1 celebration and takes a look at the 
years ahead. 

The work begun in this landmark year, will 
continue . . . namely the Campaign for 
Governor Dummer Academy, the Campaign 
To make A Significant Difference. We hope 
you will also perpetuate an innovation of this 
year by sharing your reminiscences and 
photographs of GDA. 

The Fall 1988 Arc/ion will feature GDA 
Worldwide. If you do now or have ever lived, 
worked or studied abroad, please let us hear 
from you. 

Contents 






The Headmaster's Message 


1 


The 225th Anniversary 




A moment to remember 


2 


Anniversary oratory 


8 


The 25 Years Ahead 




For Independent Schools 


10 


For GDA 


15 


Recruiting in the trough 


16 


College admission 


17 


The coming curriculum 


18 


Moral development 


20 


Reunion '88/Anniversary Weekend 


22 


GDA Scene 


24 


The Arts at GDA 


26 


Winter Sports 


29 


Class Notes 


32 


The Alumni Association 


44 



The Archon is published three times a year 
(fall, winter and spring) by Governor 
Dummer Academy, Byfield, MA 01922 - 
(617) 465-1763. Letters and suggestions are 
welcome from graduates, parents and friends 
of the Academy, at the above address. 







Qcvernor Dummer 



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Editor: Linda S. Corbett 
Photographer: William Lane 
Director of Development: 

Stuart Chase 
Director of Alumni Affairs: 

Christopher Harlow 
Printer: Eagle-Tribune Printing 



The 225th Anniversary poster created by Elizabeth Leary '88 (daughter of 
Daniel Leary '55) and suitable for framing, is available from the Devel- 
opment Office. Please send $5.25 for postage and handling. 



The Headmaster's Message 



A knock at the door interrupted my office 
work late last Saturday afternoon. I 
opened the door and was greeted by a 
statement: "I am an alumnus." 
I am an alumnus ... I am an alumna - a 
statement of membership in a family - a vital, 
enduring, accelerating family. After the greetings, 
this alumnus acted in the traditional pattern of the 
Academy. He asked about his teachers - he asked 
whether Ed Rybicki was in and how David 
Abusamra was doing - and he went off looking for 
them. I gave him a copy of Jack Ragle's history of 
the Academy as he left. After a decade away, this 
alumnus is back, back to participate in the efforts 
of our family. 

This is an exciting time to return to the family of 
Governor Dummer Academy. We have daring and 
necessary goals; we have work to do. Each 
alumnus and alumna can provide significant help 
through gifts to the Campaign and to the Annual 
Fund. Each can enlarge the active family by 
bringing back a classmate or by providing some of 
the many services the family needs. 

The purpose of the Campaign for Governor 
Dummer Academy is not change, it is 
confirmation - confirmation of our strengths and 
of our 225-year heritage. The Campaign will 
reinforce the tradition of the Master, deepen the 
base and expand the breadth of the student body 
and provide facilities to enhance the learning 
experience. Our enduring strength will depend on 
many individual decisions to put a sense of family 
into action. There is no middle ground; we shall 
come together and we shall succeed. 



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May 1, 1988 




Headmaster Peter Bragdon and Dottie Bragdon 
on Anniversary Day, March 1, 1988. 



The 225th Anniversary 



A moment to remember 




The students form an aisle for the formal Procession to Moseley Chapel. 



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Lieutenant Governor Evelyn Murphy challenges 
the students to serve others. 



Two hundred twenty-five years ago," said 
Headmaster Peter W. Bragdon on March 1, 
"dawn broke on the first day of a dream. 
Today we pause to recognize the essence of 
Governor Dummer Academy, to reflect on our past. 
Tomorrow we will head on in our journey." 

The students themselves set the celebratory tone of the day 
as they formed a human aisle to the Moseley Chapel for the 
Service of Thanksgiving and Rededication. When the faculty 
processed through, in formal academic attire, the students 
burst into spontaneous applause. 

Sunlight filtered through the Chapel's rose window as 
parents, alumni, students and guests heard the Rev. William 
E. Boylan of the Byfield Parish Church read from Isaiah 32:8 
- as his predecessor, the Rev. Moses Parsons, had on March 
1, 1763: 

"But the liberal deviseth liberal things," he read, "and by 
liberal things shall he stand." 

Resplendent in an 18th century wig, faculty emeritus John 
Witherspoon then read from the Will of William Dummer, 
who left his country estate to found "a Grammar School." 
The reading was a role for which Mr. Witherspoon was 
uniquely suited: he likewise had read the Will, in costume, at 
the Academy's Bicentennial in 1963. 

"Lieutenant Governor William Dummer would have been 
proud of today," his modern day counterpart, guest speaker 
Lieutenant Governor Evelyn Murphy told those gathered in 













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The Service of Thanksgiving and Rededication in Moseley Chapel. 



the Chapel. "All of the historical heritage of the times 
you've captured and brought into today." Then she 
challenged the students to pick up their heritage and carry it 
forward, to "dare to go beyond yourselves and give back to 
the community and to the world." 

The Anniversary day, under the direction of alumnus 
Stephen G. Kasnet '62, continued with a symposium on the 
future of independent school education, round table 
discussions by faculty, and a luncheon for all in Alumni 
Gymnasium. Towering Kevin Harrington, former president 
of the Massachusetts State Senate, presented the mid-day 
address. 

"The liberal education that Governor Dummer provides," 
he said, "was the kind of education required for the success 
of the American experiment in democracy . . . education for 
life and citizenship, as well as for higher studies. 

"For 225 years you have enriched the lives of your students 
and advanced the interest, honor, dignity and happiness of a 
free, independent and virtuous people. In reflecting today on 
your life's work, you must be supremely gratified to know 
that not only did you do your work well, but that it was 
eminently worth doing." 

Receptions and tours filled the afternoon and a temporary 
branch of the Byfield Post Office was set up in the Frost 
Building to issue a special cancellation stamp honoring the 
Anniversary. An Anniversary poster, created by senior 
Elizabeth Leary, was available throughout the day. 




Faculty emeritus John Witherspoon prepares to 
read the Will of William Dummer. 




On this of all days, 
we remember with 
gratitude all those 
who, by their 
devotion and care, 
have sustained and 
nurtured the life 
of this schooL 
May we be faithful 
stewards of the 
heritage given us 
and may the 
stories formed by 
us in our time 
nourish the soil 
for those yet 
to come. 



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Masters at the Chapel service: Edward Rybicki, Laurel Abusamra, Alexan- 
der White, Richard Leavitt and William Sperry. 

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Faculty emeritus A. Macdonald Murphy shares some secrets of the Little Red Schoolhouse with Jessica Clapp, 
Daniel Nadeau, M.J. Forrest and John Costello, all Class of '89. 



The crowning event was dinner in Alumni Gym, 
transformed for the evening by flowers and balloons and 
candlelight. It featured the premiere of two Governor 
Dummer Academy videos by parents William and Alice 
Kinzie, the requisite birthday cake with 225 candles, revival 
of the "Senior Song " by the multi-generation Glee Club, 
and oratory by the Headmaster and Carl A. Pescosolido, Jr. 
'55, president of the Board of Trustees. 

The celebration of the past culminated in the 
announcement of Governor Dummer Academy's capital 
campaign for the future, To Make A Significant Difference. 

"We are here today," said Trustee/ Around-the-world 
sailor Dodge Morgan '50, "not because of where this 
institution has been, but where it is going." 

Then, as more than 500 guests spilled out around Morse 
Field, fireworks lit the crystal sky and drew traffic to a halt 
on the old Post Road. 

Simultaneous celebrations were held in Florida and 
California, and the Governor Dummer story, via Associated 
Press, appeared in newspapers across the land. Willard Scott 
turned up the next morning on NBC-TV's "Today Show" 
with his new Governor Dummer Academy T-shirt, and on 
March 11, ABC-TV aired a greeting from the student body, 
in front of the Little Red Schoolhouse, on "Good Morning, 
America!" 

The journey was underway once more. 




School minister Julia Slayton and Headmaster 
Peter Bragdon lead the Recession from the Chapel. 




Stephen Kasnet '62, chair- 
man of the Anniversary ceU 
ebration, presides at the 
luncheon. 



Faculty emeriti Arthur Sager and Benjamin Stone lead the Alumni Glee Club at 
the Anniversary dinner. 




Folk singer Livingston Taylor entertains students and 
guests in Thompson Auditorium. 



Kevin Harrington, former Speaker, Massachusetts 
Senate, expounds on the values of a liberal education. 




School president Lisa Sweeney '88, students and faculty tape a greeting for ABC's "Good Morning America!" It 
aired on March 1 1. 




225 candles light up Alumni Gymnasium. 



Fireworks light up the Byfield sky. 



A campaign to match the dream 



Dodge W. Morgan '50 

Co-Chairman of the Campaign 
To make A Significant Difference 



We are here today because 
our institution was here 
225 years ago today. The 
school's charter was signed 
by John Hancock and Samuel Adams. A 
number of students were members of the 
Continental Congress. One fell at the 
Battle of Bunker Hill . . . one signed the 
Constitution of the United States. Gov- 
ernor Dummer Academy has delivered 
to the world over 7,000 graduates. Our 
Academy is the most enduring of all 
American boarding schools. 

But is that really why we are here nowl 
Because this institution is old! I don't 
think so. 

There's an old Maine saying: "Begin as 
ya can hold out." We are here today 
because of where this institution is going, 
not because of where it has been. The 
old place has a new leadership and a 
renewed mission. Headmaster Peter 
Bragdon ... he owns a lofty dream for 
this Academy and he leads with his 
heart. 

How I love it when Peter loses himself 
in his enthusiasm for what this school 
will be: a place imbued with a powerful 
sense of community ... a place where 
young people are equipped for the world 
with the skills of learning and reasoning 
... a place of social conscience, of char- 
acter, with a solid set of time-tested val- 
ues and ideals. 

Governor Dummer Academy has had 
its share of extraordinary headmasters 
and more than its share of great master 
teachers; but this era, my friends, could 
be written as the Academy's finest hour 
since Master Moody began it all 225 
years ago. There is no question that the 
momentum is underway. Signs are ev- 
erywhere ... on this campus, in the halls 
of the other premier independent 
schools, and in the admissions offices of 
the great colleges of this country. 

But not all is well in place. To fuel this 
positive momentum, the resources of 
Governor Dummer Academy must be 
dramatically increased. 




Dodge Morgan '50 



And so it is that today we embark on a 
campaign to match the dream with the 
resources to make it happen. Today we 
embark on a campaign To make A Sig- 
nificant Difference for this Governor 
Dummer Academy; over the next three 
years we will add to the Academy's fi- 
nancial strength $13.8 million. 

We have much to accomplish, but I 



am going to tell you a secret. We already 
have raised $5.1 million bucks of this 
amount! 

We are ready. We have a heritage to 
defend. We have a dream to fulfill. Now 
we have the opportunity ... a campaign 
to secure the future against unforeseen 
threat and to fuel the quest for excel- 
lence which is underway. 



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The gifts of history 



Peter W. Bragdon 

Headmaster 



It is fitting that the Mansion House 
of Lieutenant Governor William 
Dummer is, today, the scene for dis- 
covery, for weekly refreshment at 
Open House, for final goodbyes at Grad- 
uation, for remembrance at Reunion 
and for celebration on occasions such as 
this. This is where the Academy began 
when students joined Master Samuel 
Moody for Opening Day on March 1, 
1763. 

The habits and practices of a family 
were formed at the outset and the aca- 
demic integrity of the Academy 
launched with its founding. The student 
here is launched into an affair of the 
heart which stays present throughout 
life. The affection, the code and the 
bonds of a family surround the student 
and there exists the ever-present remind- 
er that the purpose of developing skills is 
to serve a cause greater than oneself. 



The contact between the master and 
student, as it was 225 years ago, is THE 
moment of the Academy's education. 
The primary charge to anybody guiding 
the Academy today, to anybody who 
cares about the Academy, is to enlarge 
this contact ... to enhance the teaching 
experience so the best will come and the 
best will stay, to find the young with 
heart, ability and curiosity, and to create 
the most suitable environment for learn- 
ing. 

There is a touch here ... a long-stand- 
ing declaration that each person is pre- 
cious and a belief that we should ACT 
upon this declaration. Certainly the 
Academy was needed during the final 
years of the colonies and the early years 
of our nation. It is needed even more 
now to provide graduates who will not 
accept an impersonal, insensitive world. 

A family Academy launched in a 
home, with the dynamic and continuing 
tradition of the master and an attitude 
of sensitivity and confidence. . . . These 




Headmaster Peter Bragdon 

are gifts from our past which will serve 
us well in the future. The bonds formed 
at the Academy are never broken. The 
Graduation Song which for years sur- 
rounded the Milestone will again do so 
on June 10. This song captures the es- 
sence of this remarkable community: 

"Strangers once, we came to dwell to- 
gether, heirs of the Governor, tried and 
true; now we're bound by ties that can- 
not sever, all our whole lives through." 



A will to leave better 



Carl A. Pescosolido, Jr. 

President of the Board of Trustees 



'55 



Ever since Master Moody com- 
menced the task of teaching his 
boys back in 1763, the tradition 
of Governor Dummer Academy 
has been to turn individual students into 
individual adults. That tradition is one 
well worth preserving. 

We are here to celebrate the past 225 
years and to announce the means by 
which students yet to be born will have 
the opportunity to experience an even 
richer and finer education than we had. 

We do not want a GDA great in size, 
but rather in ability: the ability to affect 
for good the lives of those who come 
here to learn, the ability to encourage 
young persons to be individuals, the 
ability to break the mold when each 
student leaves Byfield, and the ability to 
encourage each year's entering class to 
make new ones. 



The success of the campaign just de- 
scribed by Dodge Morgan will alter 
GDA in many beneficial ways, perma- 
nently. After tonight, it will never be the 
same again. We have before us an oppor- 
tunity to leave our shadows imprinted 
upon this 225th year of our Academy. 
We are fortunate to be in a position 
where a few of us can make A Signifi- 
cant Difference. 

Let each of us here tonight see what he 
can do . . . and let us remember that 
whatever it is that we give, it will not be 
equal to what we have been given . . . 
the gift of the experience that has 
brought us here together. 

Lieutenant Governor Dummer was a 
man of purpose and vision. His will is 
our legacy. His farm between the two 
rivers, the Parker and the Mill, has pro- 
duced a harvest of experiences for gener- 
ations of students. We, the benefactors 




Carl A. Pescosolido, Jr. '55 

of those harvests, are obliged to replace 
that which we took from the land be- 
tween the two rivers. We must insure 
that the governor's land is never de- 
pleted. His vision becomes our vision as 
we insure the future of one of our na- 
tion's oldest institutions. 



The Years Ahead 



Independent school education: the next 25 years 




Moderator Richard Leavitt at the Symposium. 



There are some rough years 
ahead for independent board- 
ing schools, consultant W. 
Rodman Snelling told the 
group assembled for the Anniversary 
Symposium on March 1. 

The causes: "an enrollment trough, a 
teacher shortage and increased competi- 
tion from public schools that are begin- 
ning to replicate the best of what they 
have seen in independent schools." 

Snelling was the lead-off speaker at the 
Symposium designed, said moderator 
Richard N. Leavitt, for reflection "on 
the nature and circumstances of Ameri- 
can education at this time . . . and for a 
little forecasting into the next quarter 
century." 

Responding to Snelling in turn were 
Donald H. Werner, headmaster of West- 
minster School; Kendra Stearns O'Don- 
nell, principal of Phillips Exeter Acade- 
my; Joshua L. Miner III, dean of 
admissions emeritus of Phillips Acade- 
my, Andover, and a founder of Out- 
ward Bound; and David M. Williams, 
ranking master at Governor Dummer 
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and chairman of the History Depart- 
ment. Excerpts from the Symposium fol- 



low. 



W. Rodman Snelling 

President, Independent School 
Management, Inc. 

The enrollment is now passing 
through the middle grades and heading 
toward high school. The lead class is 
today's 9th graders, and among the 
members of the National Association of 
Independent Schools, enrollment is 
down 4% in grades 8 to 10. 

As the trough goes through, we will 
see several closings among third, fourth, 
and fifth line boarding schools, and a 
few more mergers. Some other schools 
will embrace co-education. Independent 
schools will be involved in lots of mar- 
keting. Try to find the boarding school 
today that has not increased its admis- 
sions staff, has not been making real 
efforts to involve its alumni in market- 
ing. 



Meanwhile, public schools are in the 
ascendency. Their financial situation is 
going to improve, with voter support. 
They have looked around and observed 
that the schools that have flourished in 
the last 10 to 15 years are the private 
ones, and they have begun to replicate 
that which has been so successful for the 
independent school. They have promo- 
tions on TV . . . many of them, direct 
advertising. They're out fund-raising like 
we go out fund-raising. They are using 
smaller classes. 

The public schools are also placing 
new emphasis on choice via magnet 
schools . . . special emphasis schools 
(arts, science) with selected teachers and 
students who are admitted. They smell 
very much like public private schools. 

The shortage of teachers is also a prob- 
lem for independent schools, particular- 
ly in math, science and foreign language. 
Twenty-five years ago, bright young 
women had three choices: social service, 
nursing or education. Today they have 
anything and everything to pick from. 
Furthermore, as the teacher shortage is 
felt, more public schools will follow the 
lead of New Jersey and compete with the 
independent schools for liberal arts grad- 
uates, whereas they have required teach- 
er college graduates in the past. 

Public school salaries are on the rise; 
teacher unions are strong. In Rochester, 
NY, the highest salary in three years will 
be $70,000, with beginning teachers 
at $28,000. Meanwhile . . . boarding 
schools faculties have lost 22% in real 
dollar purchasing power in salaries over 
the last 20 years, and they have lost 26% 
of their position versus public school 
faculty. 

I see a continued shortage of teachers 
for the next 15 years, followed by a 
quick influx. Public schools are now pre- 
dominately staffed with people who have 
been there for a number of years . . . and 
drawing top salaries. By 1993-95, the ma- 
jority will be retiring, and their dollars 
will be dumped onto beginning teachers. 
Ten years away, I see an even more stag- 
geringly different salary base than exists 
in independent schools, particularly 
boarding schools. 

All is not bleak for independent 
schools, however. Take, for instance, the 




Participants in the Symposium are, from left, David Williams, Kendra Stearns O'Donnell, Rodman Snelling, 
Donald Werner, Richard Leavitt and Joshua Miner. 



ability to pay. The number of $50,000 
households will double by year 2000, 
and quadruple by 2013. Families with 
dual incomes will continue to hover 
around 75 to 80%. You who are mem- 
bers of the trough will have opportuni- 
ties for top-paying jobs greater than the 
previous classes. 

Boarding schools will be gearing their 
marketing to several kinds of families: 
families that have not had previous ex- 
perience with boarding shools, families 
in rural areas without a viable day 
school alternative, and old line families 
whose experience with boarding schools 
has been highly satisfactory and bond- 
ing. Also to families on the move, mili- 
tary families, single parent families, those 
concerned about getting their youngsters 
out of the local environment. Most im- 
portant are the dual working families. 
Where do they go for surrogate parents? 
To the boarding schools. 

There will likely be an increase in five- 
day boarding schools and more open 
weekends in traditional ones, to tie the 
dual working families together with their 
children. 

Finally, there will be people looking 
for quality academics. In next 25 years - 
what do you do to be strong academical- 
ly? You can't just say you have small 
classes or have bright teachers. How do 
you make your activities sound that 
much better than somebody else's? 

It's going to be a very, very interesting 
next 25 years and very different from 
what we've experienced in the past 25. 



Donald H. Werner 

Headmaster, 
Westminster School 



My view from the trenches is not near- 
ly as pessimistic. We have gathered to 
celebrate a school that's been in business 
for 225 years and there's no doubt that 
this institution has survived enrollment 
crunches and all other perils in 1988 or 
1788. 

Recent history shows that schools like 
this are survivors - and more than that, 
victors - in a continuing battle. Three 
years ago, I was concerned about people 
- a diminishing faculty pool, not enough 
women in administrative positions, the 
difficulty of recruiting minority faculty 
and students, the peril of professionalism 
on our faculties. I was depressed at what 
I saw coming out of our colleges and into 
our faculty nets. In just three years, that 
concern has disappeared. 

We have never had a stronger faculty 
pool than in the last two years. That is 
partly due to the bloom being off the 
rose on Wall Street, where 90% of col- 
lege seniors were attracted to going 
down and making a big buck. The disas- 
ter of October 19 helped us in that re- 
gard. 

From my standpoint, what goes 
around, comes around. No doubt there 
will be some rough waters ahead, but I 
have no doubt we'll navigate that water. 



Joshua L. Miner III 

Dean of Admissions Emeritus, 
Phillips Academy, Andover 

Lt. Governor Evelyn Murphy re- 
minded us of something terribly impor- 
tant, and that is service . . . selflessness 
and the fantastic strength that comes to 
an individual the minute you get your 
mind off yourself and start thinking 
about someone else. This lesson also ap- 
plies to institutions. I want to take the 
focus off the institution and put it where 
it belongs - on the well-being of young 
people. 

We're not here to build a better Gov- 
ernor Dummer, we are here to think 
about what makes the most sense for the 
young people going through it. It's my 
opinion that education in our countrv 
needs a new look; we are failing to make 
significant contact with students. We've 
developed a "high tech" but have not a 
commensurate "high touch." 

More of what we have been doing in 
the past is not the answer. More dollars 
are not the answer. Education, whether 
private or public, must look to a better 
balance between the cognitive and the 
experiential. We've got to put more of 
the experiential into education. I believe 
that the questions that children ask are 
more important than the answers. It's 
very easy to find answers, but we need to 
develop a sense of curiositv in voung 
people ... to develop a sense of right 
and wrong and to fan the spark of con- 

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cern for what's right and what's wrong 
. . . to fan the sense oi order that young 
people have, believe it or not, in their 
teenage years ... to fan the spark of 
adventure that all young people have 
and above all, to do all we can to reward 
concerns thai have to do with compas- 
sion. 

Our institutional problems may seem 
overwhelming at the moment, but we 
mustn't take our eye off the target. 
There is evidence today that in Middle 
America - not the wealthy and not the 
poverty-stricken - we are beginning to 
turn the corner. There is, among these 
youth, an appetite for service versus 
material reward. There seems to be a 
rejection of the yuppie syndrome; they 
seem to have discovered the idiosy of the 
money chase. 

This is my plea: let's get our focus onto 
the well-being of our students. Then I 
think that the needs of our institutions 
will fall into place. 



Kendra S. O'Donnell 

Principal, Phillips Exeter 
Academy 



I would hope that our reaction to Mr. 
Snelling's nice facts would not draw us 
outward but would encourage us to look 
inward. The craze about marketing is all 
very well - the process of deciding what 
we want to say about ourselves to an 
audience - as long as we check the reality 
of what we are saying. We are promoting 
ourselves as environments where kids 
learn not only in the classroom but they 
learn within a community. They learn 
values, they learn standards, they learn 
and grow morally as well as intellectual- 
ly. I think we are challenged to make 
sure that's true. 

We must check ourselves and our com- 
munities to make sure we are the warm 
and nurturing, value-laden environ- 
ments that we say we are. 



Cliff George '50 asks about moral development. 



David M. Williams 

History Department Chairman, 
Governor Dummer Academy 

We have heard some very sobering 
thoughts . . . particularly thoughts of the 
private school teacher and what he 
faces. 

I also think that boarding schools have 
existed for a long time and will continue, 
if for no other reason than that my read- 
ing of history shows that there is a strain 
of anti-intellectualism that runs through 
American life. I don't think the Ameri- 
can public is ready to make the nec- 
essary sacrifices to produce a quality 
public education. The Rochester, New 
Yorks, are few and far between. 

This brings me to an area of concern 
and apprehension: what happens to our 
student bodies as we go into the next 25 



years? Granted there are people out 
there who can pay and who have the 
money, but I would also like to point out 
that when I started here some time ago, 
tuition was about $2,500 per pupil for 
the boarders and we're now up to 
$12,000 and something. What I see or 
fear I see is a lessening of the people who 
have the ability to pay the high cost of 
the independent school, and therefore, 
our student bodies becoming narrower 
and narrower. Indeed what we come up 
with is an elite. 

I had thought that I had seen the inde- 
pendent schools move away from that 
sense of the elite as we have broadened 
student bodies and brought in minori- 
ties. But, my fear now is that we are 
going back into an elite, not necessarily 
in ability, but in terms of money. 



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What are private schools doing to recruit minority students and faculty? 



MRS. O'DONNELL: 

This relates to Mr. Williams' concern 
about diversity. Our admissions efforts 
in independent schools have been ag- 
gressive in terms of creating more diverse 
student bodies. 

I wonder, though, what we're doing 
within schools to empower all that diver- 
sity. 1 notice in my own school a tenden- 
cy which may relate to your own age 
and stage in life ... to want to be like 
each other. To want, in fact, to all be 
the same in some way. There's a norm 
for dress, a norm for language, a norm 
for behavior and there are along that 
norm what one student at Exeter told 
ne are "the haves and have nots." But 
che "have nots" are very aware of want- 
ing to be "haves" and this has much 
more to do with lots of different kinds of 
cultural things, not just Rolex watches. 



I think the real challenge, if we are 
going to make diversity count as it 
should in our schools, is to find ways to 
keep that diversity alive once it enters 
our gates. To recognize different kinds of 
experiences, to encourage adults and stu- 
dents alike to talk about how they are 
different, where they come from, what 
their life experience has been, what their 
tastes are, how they see the world, what 
kinds of things they want to contribute. 
I think the minority experience and the 
experiene of diversity in general is apt to 
be one of the most distinguishing things 
about boarding schools, if we let it be. 

MR. WERNER: 

In the '60s, schools were in a passive 
position, and minority students of great 
talent came through a variety of pipe- 
lines. We now find a very different cli- 



mate. I think most good schools are 
working harder than ever to attract mi- 
nority students and minority faculty. 
That's a tougher ticket now than it was 
15 years ago, for a variety of reasons - 
some financial, most of them cultural. 
We find when we go into an inner-city 
school or community, that there is resis- 
tance to a private school representative 
because the local principal or commis- 
sioner says we should take students who 
"need" the Westminsters or Exeters or 
Andovers, not their pacers, their role 
models or their most effective students. 
One can agree and endorse that. It does 
make it a far tougher ticket to find, at- 
tract and hold Black and Hispanic tea- 
chers and students - that's an area where 
we must work even harder over the next 
decade. 



Because there is a larger and larger competitive pool for "prestigious col' 
leges," not all students can get in. Parents must come up with other good 
and viable reasons for sending kids to independent schools. What are they? 



MR. SNELLING: 

One phenomenon we are experiencing 
is that while there is a push for the top 
name institutions - Harvard and the Ivy 
Leagues, and the very top of the other 
smaller colleges - there is also a very 
growing interest in the public institu- 
tions. 

I also see more demand for the "presti- 
gious" schools from students and fami- 
lies in the Mid West and Far West than I 
saw 10 years ago, but less of it on the 
East Coast (not necessarily New En- 
gland). The rationale for sending a child 
to a preparatory school can't be identi- 
fied as you have placed it, because the 
demand is very different by region. A lot 
of this is the fact that those parents who 
are paying the bills are not themselves 
graduates of private colleges. They see 
the very best they can provide for their 
child as a top-flight private education at 
the elementary and secondary grades, 
and that you can do most anything you 
want at the college level no matter where 
you go . . . and they can save that much 



more money by so-doing. 

A growing proportion of parents are 
looking at other than the "prestigious" 
schools by Eastern standards and are 
opting for the University of Texas or 
somebody who is offering some exciting 
programs at less dollars. 

MRS. O'DONNELL: 

I was sitting in on an Admissions 
Committee meeting at Harvard recently, 
and I was struck more than ever with the 
notion that Harvard - and I imagine any 
selective college - is looking for a child 
who would bring to that new commu- 
nity some gift. They can have as many 
high scorers as they want. They can fill 
their colleges many times over with kids 
who can hack it academically. They are 
looking for something different ... a 
contribution. 

I have had to deal with parents who 
have been irate because Johnny didn't 
get into the college of his parents' 
choice. I get very feisty about that ... I 
happen to think, and I hope those of 



you at others feel, that the education at 
our school is the value of that education 
. . . not something that happens after 
the child leaves your school. Some par- 
ents say they wish they had left Susie at 
public school; she would have had a 
much better chance of getting into Har- 
vard or Yale because she would have 
shone. 

I have confidence that Susie has, in 
fact, been burnished, that our schools 
exist to develop the gifts in our children 
and if we're good, that's what we're 
doing. I wish for only open-minded par- 
ents who see the blossoming of that 
young person and can relate to it to 
something that has happened within the 
environment given that child. 

Parents are consumers. Be very honest 
with them coming in and hope that they 
hear. 

MR. WERNER: 

I refer you to the last paragraph of the 
history of this school*, which doesn't 
talk about college placement at all, but 



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about the mission ol the m hool. This ties 
in with what Josh was saying . . . stres- 
sing "( haracter and < ondu< t . . . turning 
out useful citizens to serve the world 
community." 

If parents expect any school to be a 
shoehorn to a given college, they are 
being naive in the extreme. It's awfully 
hard for a schoolmaster to underesti- 
mate parental naivete. Nonetheless, all 
of us have moved through the last three 
decades knowing that not every grad- 
uate of our schools will go to Harvard. I 
recently read some folders at Yale, and 
was buoyed by the enormous, exciting 
talent out there. It is discouraging from 
the parochial view of the headmaster of 
a school to see what our youngsters - the 
folks in the back of the room today - are 
up against. 

Nonetheless, this Pollyanna will con- 
tinue. Our numbers at Yale, Harvard, 
Princeton, Amherst and Williams are 
out of all proportion to the numbers 
who are actually enrolled at schools like 
that. Our kids still go there. But if par- 
ents see college as the pot of gold at the 
end of the rainbow, the numbers say 
that most parents will be doomed to 
disappointment. Parents are supposed to 
be adults and be able to handle that. I 
worry more about the young people. 

I was on an evaluation team at one of 
our strongest schools, and I asked a 
young man about his work load and the 
competition. "Has it been worth it?" I 
asked. 

"Mr. Werner," he said, "Come back 
and see me on April 15." I found that 
devastating, if you think about a young 
person at a wondrous period in his life, 
grinding away with the whole thing 
coming down to a bottom line. I think 
schools should insist that college is a 
dividend and a by-product and that we 
are here to educate young people in a 
way this final paragraph says ... in the 
mission of the school. 

"Governor Dummer Academy retains much of the sim- 
plicity and all of the freedom it originally possessed. It 
still frames its own curricula and defines its own course, 
unaffei ted by politics or bureaucracy. It still is not 
ashamed to stress character and conduct as significant 
phases ol a student's schooling ... to turn out good 
null and women, usetul citizens to serve the world 
community as the first graduates served their young 
nation." 



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WELCOME TO 

GOVERNOR DUMMER ACADEMY 




Paul Caron and son Matt '88 leave reception in the Cobb Room for other 
Anniversary events. 



PUKH 



Heading on toward 250 



Governor Dummer Academy, 
as it journies on toward 250, 
will be more of a "home 
school" - the reason for the 
new dormitory - with an even more tal- 
ented and diverse student body. The 
faculty will be increasingly rewarded and 
honored. 

The physical landscape will be altered 
by the construction of the dormitory 
and a field house, as well as additions to 
the Dining Hall and Frost Library. The 
latter will become more of a true learn- 
ing center. 

So goes the vision for the years ahead, 
articulated by Headmaster Peter Brag- 
don and referred to frequently in Anni- 
versary oratory. All that is left, said co- 
chairman Dodge Morgan '50 as he an- 
nounced the capital campaign, "is to 
match the vision with the resources to 
make it happen." 

A higher boardingiday ratio 

In an effort to preserve and enhance 
the home school atmosphere, the boar- 
ding:day student ratio at Governor 
Dummer Academy will be increased in 
the years ahead to 80:20. 

As a first step toward that goal, the 
ratio will be increased in September of 
1988 from the current 60:40 to approxi- 
mately 65:35. It will take a major leap in 
the fall of 1989, with the opening of a 
new dormitory for 24 to 26 students. 

Ground-breaking for the dormitory 
will coincide with the 225th Anniver- 
sary/Reunion Weekend: Saturday, June 
18. The dorm, which will also contain 
two faculty families, will be located on 
Middle Road, across from Alumni Gym- 
nasium. 

A more diverse student body 

Students learn as much from each oth- 
er as they do from an outstanding fac- 
ulty, the Headmaster maintains. The 
plan, then, is to seek an even greater 
geographic, cultural, ethnic and religious 
diversity of students. 

"I want those of different backgrounds 
to know each other as people - and that 
means teachers as well as students," he 
says. 



"I want to see students from 50 states. 
We are looking for a slice of America, 
since we are the original American 
school. Our graduates are going to live 
in America, so they need to be exposed 
to what America is ... or perhaps what 
America should be." The two co-cap- 
tains of one of the Academy's athletic 
teams, he says, by geography and cul- 
ture, might not otherwise have met. 

"I want to see enough students from 
overseas that our graduates will realize 
that the world has become a village," he 
adds. 

The search for diversity will be met by 
increased endowment for scholarships 
and financial aid, and by increased ad- 
missions office funds so the staff can 
travel in search of appropriate students. 

Financial aid for those 
who need it 

Another aspect of the plan is the abili- 
ty to fund any deserving student the 
Academy wants, who demonstrates fi- 
nancial need. 

The Campaign, says admissions direc- 
tor Mike Moonves, will add $200,000 in 
endowment income for scholarships 
each year. "This will impact another 20 
to 25 kids beyond the 60 presently re- 
ceiving aid. We will almost double the 
number of new students we can assist in 
a given year. We will be able to compete 
with other schools for really top stu- 
dents." 

A faculty honored 
and rewarded 

The 24-hour a day faculty, Peter Brag- 
don says, is at the heart of the school 
and the home school concept. "But 
these masters must be rewarded and en- 
couraged, particularly in the face of the 
immediate teacher shortage." 

A major emphasis of the capital cam- 
paign is endowment for increased faculty 
salaries and benefits, including the cre- 
ation of several faculty chairs. 



A new dormitory, 
field house 

Two new buildings are part of the 
blueprint - the dormitory and a field 
house. 

The latter, Peter Bragdon says, is "ab- 
solutely critical . . . the most needed 
structure on the campus today. It will 
bring an equilibrium to our life in the 
winter. It will help us in the mud of the 
fall and spring and it will surely help us 
on weekends." 

A learning center 

and other improvements 

An addition to the Frost Library will 
make the library more of a true "learn- 
ing center" on campus, not just a geo- 
graphic center. It will add study spaces 
(present seating and study capacity is 75 
students) and provide better resources 
for research. 

A Dining Hall addition will accommo- 
date the increased boarding enrollment, 
and improvements to the Murphy-Frost 
Arena will enclose the sides, replace re- 
frigeration pipes, and install an all-pur- 
pose surface for indoor sports and large 
group gatherings. 

Plans also call for the rerouting of 
some walkways and roadways, addition- 
al lighting for safety, identification signs 
to aid visitors, and other projects to en- 
hance the beauty of the campus. 



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Seeking students in the "trough' 




Michael Moonves, director of admissions and head baseball coach. 



The numbers of eligible students 
have declined into a trough so 
serious, said W. Rodman Snel- 
ling at the Anniversary Sym- 
posium, that independent schools will be 
retrenching, regrouping . . . some even 
closing their doors. 

Is Governor Dummer Academy wor- 
ried? 

"Mr. Snelling painted a bleak picture 
for those who accept the bleakness and 
back off in the face of it," says Headmas- 
ter Peter Bragdon. "It's not bleak for a 
school that's special and strong and will- 
ing to operate from that strength. Bleak- 
ness is a state of mind. 

"We are in the 'demographic trough' 
right now," he goes on, "yet we had a 



record admissions year last year and this 
year appears to be stronger. The realities 
would dictate that this shouldn't be. But 
we are willing to create our own realities 
through hard work. What we are, the 
nation wants. We have the sense of fami- 
ly so desperately needed." 

Director of admissions Mike Moonves 
agrees. 

"In a year when the candidate pool 
continues to decline," he says, "ours did 
not decline. On March 10, when we 
made our first round of decisions on 
applicants, we were acting on 7 to 8% 
more than last year. This says good 
things about the Academy." 

He notes, however, that while the 
numbers are up, many of the same stu- 



dents apply to several independent 
schools, so the competition for each ac- 
cepted student is keener than ever. 

How does - and will - the Academy go 
about seeking students? 

"We do it," Peter Bragdon says, "by 
having a director of admissions who is a 
legend in himself and by having trustees 
with the vision to add a second associate 
so we have two associate directors with 
raw energy. Then we hit the road." 

A former director of admissions him- 
self, the Headmaster says a school suc- 
ceeds most in areas where there are grad- 
uates, parents and friends who know the 
school and are willing to work for it. 

"You locate a 'magnet' family, one 
that is well-known and visible in the 
community, and they help attract oth- 
ers. We find a student destined for suc- 
cess and go after him or her. We look for 
students for whom family is important 
. . . because no school can top us in the 
sense of family." 

An increase in geographic diversity, 
one element of the Academy's dream, is 
a certainty. "We will," Moonves says, 
"continue to travel and identify new 
markets." 

Visits to feeder schools in Massachu- 
setts have doubled this year, and there 
have been more visits to new and distant 
schools - pre-prep feeder schools in New 
Orleans, Memphis and other commu- 
nities - plus followups to schools and 
educational counselors that had been 
visited only once in the past. 

Efforts are already underway to recruit 
more minority students as well. 
Moonves has been developing a program 
with a junior high school in Los Angeles 
to identify potential Black and Hispanic 
students. Likewise, he is working with 
officials in San Antonio, Texas, and lo- 
cally, in Boston. 

Admissions efforts will be enhanced 
considerably by the infusion of schol- 
arship dollars from the Campaign, he 
adds. "We now can offer financial aid to 
only about half of the accepted students 
who have the need. With the anticipated 
money in hand, we could have offered 
scholarships to almost all of those stu- 
dents we wanted this year." 



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College admission . . . the bottom line? 



Yes, the educators agree with 
Principal Kendra Stearns 
O'Donnell of Phillips Exeter 
Academy, "The education at 
our independent schools is the value of 
that education . . . not something that 
happens after a child leaves our 
schools." 

For most parents and most students, 
however, admission to the college of 
one's choice or, as Mrs. O'Donnell said, 
"the college of the parent's choice," is 
still the bottom line. And, for the fore- 
seeable years ahead, the competition for 
admission to colleges of all levels will be 
greater than ever. 

"At the so-called selective colleges," 
says Janet Adams-Wall, Governor Dum- 
mer Academy's director of college coun- 
seling, "being qualified academically - 
with a solid record and high test scores - 
simply will not be enough. Our students 
are going to have to find more ways to 
make themselves stand out. They will 
have to make more careful decisions 
about their courses, with the help of 
their advisors. And, they will have to do 
more realistic, intensive research to find 
'the right' college." 

"The caliber of courses that a GDA 
student chooses will become even more 
important," Ms. Adams-Wall goes on. 
"One who elects not to take Honors or 
AP courses may be putting him or her- 
self at a disadvantage. One cannot frivo- 
lously discard a language after two years 
just because it is hard and he or she 
might get a 'C 

"Not that many colleges require more 
than two years of a language, but when a 
college's applicant pool numbers 4,000 
to 5,000 for only 400 to 500 spaces, the 
student who is content with the bare 
minimum will be at a disadvantage." 

Three years of history, foreign lan- 
guage and science, and four years of En- 
glish and math, she says, will be the 
safest route. "Courses in art, music, dra- 
ma and religion are important for bal- 
ance, but should be taken in addition to, 
not in lieu of, the five 'money' courses." 

It is true that some schools no longer 
require S.A.T. scores and that others are 
considering doing away with them alto- 
gether. However, she says, one is up 
against top students who are so proud of 




Janet Adams- Wall, director of college counseling, and son Christopher. 



their scores they send them anyway. At 
Bowdoin College, where the submission 
of test scores is optional, 65% of the 
applicants still do submit them. 

"Without S.A.T. scores, colleges will 
place more emphasis than ever on the 
high school transcript, or they will ex- 
pect three to five Achievement Tests - in 
language, math, English, history, science 
- and our students will have to be pre- 
pared to take them. This alternative 
does reward the student who has taken a 
demanding program and worked very 
hard." 

"A real focus for us," says Ms. Adams- 
Wall, "will be to look beyond New Eng- 
land, to encourage our students to find 
some hidden gems equal or superior to 
some of the colleges in the Northeast. 
We will encourage them not to place a 
high value on a college just because it 
was popular 20 or 30 years ago. They 
will need to do their research well. The 
student who is interested in literature 
must ask if a college has the best litera- 
ture program on an undergraduate level, 
even if it is not one of the 'best' overall. 
Once a student has a solid background 
in a given subject at the undergraduate 
level, he or she might then go on to a 
more prestigious graduate program." 

Westminster School's Donald H. 



Werner noted at the Symposium that 
independent schools continue to send 
students to "Yale, Harvard, Amherst 
and Williams in far greater proportion" 
than do public schools. Among the col- 
leges to which Governor Dummer's 
Class of 1988 has been accepted are, in 
fact, Harvard and Amherst, as well as 
Wesleyan, Georgetown, Middlebury and 
others. 

Small New England schools continue 
to be popular and members of '88 will be 
going to Bowdoin, Colby, Bates and 
Trinity. At the same time, some of them 
have sought the "small gems" beyond 
the Hudson River: Dickinson, Grinnell, 
Franklin and Marshall, Earlham and 
Macalester Colleges and Lawrence Uni- 
versity. 

Speaker Rodman Snelling noted the 
increased popularity of state schools, 
and that is true among GDA students as 
well. The Universities of Vermont, New 
Hampshire and Colorado continue to 
attract, but students have also been ac- 
cepted at the Universities of Washing- 
ton, Iowa, Texas and North Carolina, 
Purdue University and others. 

"These trends will continue," Ms. Ad- 
ams-Wall says. "We will see a greater 
variety of choices in the next 25 years 
than ever before." 

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The coming curriculum 



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Parents will be looking for 
quality ai ademii s in the 
years ahead," said W. 
Rodman Snelling at the 
Anniversary Symposium. "What are you 
doing to be strong?" 

To Richard N. Leavitt, director of 
studies and dean of the faculty, to be 
strong academically means maintaining 
and enhancing the heritage of 225 years. 
"I hope," he says, "that our mission 
will continue to be that of a classical, 
liberal education." 

There is no "grand plan" for the fu- 
ture, he says; rather, guidelines which 
will let existing programs evolve. "We 
will always pay attention to our seven 




Wallace Rowe, chairman of the En- 
glish Department and varsity tennis 
coach. 



18 



curriculum areas, but the form might 
vary as time goes on." 

"Reading is and will continue to be a 
major area of concern," he says. "Read- 
ing has strong implications for the entire 
curriculum and program of the school." 

English Department chairman Wallace 
Rowe agrees. 

"I see our highest calling in the English 
Department," he said at a faculty round- 
table on March 1, "as trustees of the 
language we've inherited. 

"I'm not so concerned about what will 
happen to writing in the next 25 years. 
At our 250th Anniversary, we will be 
pretty much covered. We will still be 
writing weekly papers and having one 
on one teacher-student conferences ev- 
ery other week. This is the heart of our 
writing program. 

"In the year 2013, my greatest concern 
is will anyone be reading? We see the 
effects of TV, word processors, comput- 
ers. The chances of people picking up 
books seem to be getting slimmer and 
slimmer." 

He believes, however, that love of 
reading can be taught, and he will con- 
tinue an extensive reading program for 
his senior students each fall. After a half 
year of heavy reading, he says, "about 
two thirds of them say they read more 
quickly and efficiently and that they do 
like reading more." 

English will, Leavitt says, remain a 
four-year requirement. 

In science, he says, there is "no ques- 
tion that the old standby of one lab 
science in secondary schools - particular- 
ly the private schools - is insufficient to a 
truly liberal education or to the context 
of our present age. 

"An educated people needs to develop 
the analytical skills that exposure to the 
sciences provides - as well as be aware of 
the potential of the limitations of scien- 
tific thinking. So, we're going to provide 
ways for our students to read and do 
more science than has been true in the 
past. 

The Science Department has filled the 
Schumann Science Center to capacity 
and next year will take over the old 
Noyes Library - affectionately known as 
Uncle Tom's Cabin for faculty emeritus 
Tom Mercer, who held English classes 




Pierre Baratelli, chairman of the 
Language Department and director 
of the Humanities Program. 

there for many years. The department 
also hopes for a permanent link between 
Schumann and Noyes in time, to pro- 
vide more laboratories, classrooms, and 
project and computer areas. 

"In the past 25 years," department 
chairman Douglas Miller said on March 
1, "the teaching of physics has pro- 
gressed from the mechanics of a steam 
shovel to that of atomic structure . . . 
chemistry from descriptive chemistry to 
quantum models . . . biology, barely out 
of the classification stages as a science, to 
cell structure, of DNA and RNA mole- 
cules. We have also gained significant 
understanding of man's impact on the 
environment. 

"In 1963, we did not anticipate that 
exciting years of growth were upon us. I 
expect that the years between now and 
the year 2013 will be even more exciting. 
Close to 75% of the common household 
items of the year 2013 have not been 
invented." 

Language Department chairman Pierre 
Baratelli plans to continue offering Lat- 
in, French, Spanish and German for as 
many years as a student wants to contin- 
ue a language, rather than add new 
ones. Students are tending to want more 
of a language, he says, and a fifth, even 
sixth year, is not unusual. 

The one thing Baratelli would change 
for the future may be beyond the Acade- 
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"We are finding that students are ar- 
riving here less and less prepared," he 
says. "Grammar and memorization are 
not taught any more; young minds 
aren't trained in minutia. They have 
great catching up to do." 

Leavitt would also like to find ways to 
change "a prevailing attitude in our stu- 
dents and in the country that foreign 
languages are difficult to learn and not 
sufficiently important to learn." 

Mathematics chairman Kenneth Ca- 
sazza reported on March 1 that "The 
curriculum has not changed and proba- 
bly will not change. Courses, teachers, 
and students change. Reason doesn't. 
We will, however, continue to teach the 
essentials. We will encourage upper level 
courses, independent problem-solving 
and analytical thinking. 

"In the realm of mathematics," Leavitt 
adds, "one challenge before us is to in- 
corporate some of the topics and meth- 
odologies of discrete mathematics - a rel- 
atively new branch of mathematical 
thinking that parallels the traditional 
algebra to calculus track." This branch, 
he says, grows more out of finite math- 
ematics and includes probability, statis- 
tics, and material related to computers. 

The History Department's goals, says 
chairman David Williams, are to teach 
students how to study history, to think 
analytically so they can be discriminat- 
ing when making life's choices, and to 
write. 

The current curriculum calls for "as 
broad a base of western history as possi- 
ble," with ancient history required in 
9th grade and U.S. History in 11th or 
12th. Modern European History is 
"strongly encouraged" for 10th graders, 
says Williams, and "a substantial num- 
ber of sophomores . . . three sections" 
comply. 

Upper level offerings include Chinese, 
Japanese, Russian or Middle Eastern 
Studies, economics, sociology, psycholo- 
gy and Post World War II America with 
U.S. History as a prerequisite. 

Just as Far East history was added in 
the '60s, Williams can foresee African 
History or a Third World program in 
the relatively near future. The depart- 
ment now has two resource teachers 
who served in the Peace Corps in Africa. 



A course which will examine the place of 
women in history is being added in Sep- 
tember and will alternate every other 
year with Post War America. 

"Fine Arts," says chairman Christo- 
pher Stowens, "is the unexpected: we try 
to push the students into thinking in 
creative ways - in drawing, painting, pot- 
tery, dance, music composition, perfor- 
mance. We now have an immense 
amount to choose from." 

Leavitt does not see any immediate 
additions to the arts program, "but I 
would like to see our school foster the 
desire of students to go beyond introduc- 
tory courses and to make it common- 
place that the arts are seen as an integral 
part of the development of the intellect." 



other disciplines, will become even more 
essential in the future as the impact of 
technology presents a multiplicity of 
ethical choices and world affairs neces- 
sitate a familiarity with both Eastern and 
Western religious traditions." 

Leavitt concludes that in the next 25 
years, "it is equally important that we 
constantly address all other aspects of 
the school - insofar as they provide the 
context in which the formal education 
takes place. 

"It is very exciting to know that we 
will have a Visiting Master-in-Residence 
program, for it can enrich the intellec- 
tual climate for our students and faculty. 
It is important for us to have a vastly 
improved library; we need to increase 




Christopher Stowens, chairman of the Fine Arts Department, composing 
on the synthesizer. 



In the study of religion and ethics, 
Leavitt "would hope we continue to 
view the program there as both a liberat- 
ing experience and a cultural awakening. 
I hope we continue to stress exposure to 
world religions and the impact of reli- 
gion on history, literature, politics, per- 
ception and human values." 

Department chairman Julia Slayton 
adds, "Whether religion courses expose 
students to the Scriptures of various 
world religions or the search for justice 
in the script of a modern play, they are 
designed to teach students to discern 
meaning through critical analysis and 
empathy. The scope of religious thought 
and study, as well as its integration with 



the impact of the library in our school 
and the integrity of our library. 

"To ensure the health of the social 
climate and the boarding experience, we 
will examine even mundane things such 
as the way we structure time within the 
day, within the week, within the season, 
within the year. 

"And finally, we will reinforce that the 
reason students come here is, as Mrs. 
O'Donnell suggested, for the education 
here and not for a ticket to college ... so 
a student's self worth, a school's worth 
and the worth of a family's commitment 
is not judged by that one event on April 
15 of the senior year. That misses the 
point so terribly." 

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Moral development: new emphasis on old idea 



Historically, moral edu< ation 
of the young has been under- 
taken by the family and the 
church - though the building 
of "character" was very much on Master 
Moody's mind back in the 18th Cen- 
tury. 

In recent years, the responsibility has 
been placed more and more in the care 
of schools. This shift prompted an alum- 
nus attending the Anniversary Symposi- 
um to ask: 

"Are independent schools capable of 
dealing with what is far more important 
than text book education . . . helping 
young men and women deal with their 
ethical and moral responsibilities?" 

Panelist Joshua Miner, dean of admis- 
sions emeritus at Phillips Academy, An- 
dover, and a former Governor Dummer 



parent (Joshua IV '69), was quick to re- 
spond. 

"Schools traditionally have paid too 
much attention to the cognitive side of 
education . . . the book learning . . . and 
not enough to the experiential side and 
the value-forming experience," he said. 

"Moral development," added Rodman 
Snelling, "is a password for the future. It 
is something parents are very concerned 
about." 

Headmaster Peter Bragdon says that 
moral development at Governor Dum- 
mer Academy happens most of all 
"through the tradition of the master. 
The adult provides the example simply 
by being available so much of the time. 
The master's ethical codes of conduct 
and personal integrity show in the class- 
room, on stage or playing field, in the 




School minister Julia Slayton 



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dormitory. The students learn from him 
or her. That's moral development." 

Rules of conduct are still carefully 
spelled out and will continue to be, 
should lapses occur in acceptable behav- 
ior or the time-tested values. Honesty 
continues to be the most significant of 
the six "major school rules." "Complete 
integrity in all matters, both personal 
and academic, is expected of each stu- 
dent," says The Rules and Procedures of 
the Academy. 

The other "major rules" require strict 
observance of dormitory hours and of 
parietal rules regarding visits by the op- 
posite sex, and forbid theft, alcohol or 
drugs, or "conduct detrimental to the 
well-being and best interest of the school 
community." Violation of any one could 
lead to dismissal from the Academy, and 
the master is charged with keeping these 
rules. 

The master is also involved in all three 
areas that school chaplain Julia Slayton 
says provide opportunities "for ethical 
reflection and moral development: resi- 
dential life, the curriculum and experien- 
tial programs." 

"Within the boarding environment," 
she says, "a student is exposed to differ- 
ent views, perhaps as never before, and 
he or she is led to test and clarify values. 
The situations and conversations that 
occur in the dormitory or elsewhere on 
campus may be as formative to a stu- 
dent's character and conduct as that 
which occurs in the classroom." 

Students at the Academy are intro- 
duced directly to moral reasoning 
through the core curriculum; each is re- 
quired to take one of four courses cur- 
rently offered by the Religion Depart- 
ment. They may choose among 
"Introduction to World Religions," 
"Ethics: the Language of Choice," "The 
Bible as Literature" and "Prophets, 
Mystics and Storytellers." 

"However," Ms. Slayton maintains, 
"the Religion Department should not be 
the only 'trustee of the soul.' Moral de- 
velopment should be shared by all de- 
partments." 

"Advances in technology, particularly 
within medicine," she goes on, "may 
well present students and their families 
with ethical decisions at sometime in 



their lives. As students study science, it 
is important that they also explore issues 
regarding responsible use of that knowl- 
edge and technology. 

"Within the Departments of History 
and English, again, students are chal- 
lenged to explore moral questions. What 
is the Fall about in Paradise Lost? Where 
have women and minorities been includ- 
ed or excluded in history? How do stu- 
dents view a political party's or an indi- 
vidual's moral action." 

Graduate school once was the place to 
deal with moral issues in a given field, 
Ms. Slayton says, "but those institutions 
now say they are getting students too 
late to significantly influence their ethi- 
cal views. They look to the secondary 
schools to teach students to be aware of 
their actions, their responsibilities as 
moral agents. 

"As psychologist Robert Coles has 
commented, 'Moral development is not 
to be equated with moral conduct.' A 
student may be adept at moral discourse 
in the classroom and yet there may be a 
gulf between one's learning and actions. 
Thus the connection of moral education 
to experiential learning is essential." 

There are, at GDA, numerous and 
growing programs which do so relate 
classroom learning to life's situations . . . 
the experiential education about which 
Josh Miner spoke. These programs in- 
clude a Washington Week which gives 
.students an inside look at national gov- 
ernment; the Arts and Poetry Festivals 
which expose them to the ideas and 
work of other students; the GDA/Long 
Island Collaborative program, which al- 
lows students to interact with students 
of other ethnic, geographic and religious 
backgrounds; the German Exchange 
and a possible student exchange with a 
school in India, and the Community 
Service Program. 

"Moral development was once taught 
very clearly in the old primers," Ms. 
Slayton concludes. "But the good versus 
bad dualities are no longer applicable to 
the multiplicity of choices and perspec- 
tives today. We now believe we can tea- 
ch only so much moral character in 
principle. The rest depends on experi- 
ence. 




Coach Steve Shea talks to lacrosse team during emotiori'packed game. 




Drama master Bonnie'Jean Wilbur and Scott Singer '89 at Bradley Arts 
Festival. 




Headmaster Peter Bragdon and Rick Fox '89 play backgammon at Satur- 
day Night Open House. 



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The 225th Celebration 



Reunion '88 Weekend . . . June 17, 18 & 19 



Sti j'hen Kasnel '62, chairman of 
the 225th Anniversary cele- 
bration, has said often in recent 
months that he had always felt 
ited because he graduated the year 
before the Academy's Bicentennial. 

On June 17, 18 and 19, alumni and 
alumnae of ALL classes, including '62, 
are invited to join the Bicentennial grad- 
uates of 1963 and alumni/ae of the other 
Reunion classes in the three-day 225th 
Celebration/Reunion and Alumni 
Weekend. This will be the grand finale 
of the milestone year. 

The weekend represents a beginning 
as well: among the weekend's events is 
the groundbreaking for a new dormitory 
- the first "bricks and mortar" result of 
the capital campaign, To make A Signifi- 
cant Difference, announced at the 225th 
Anniversary Dinner on March 1. 

Reservations are arriving daily as the 
big weekend nears; there are still a few 
dormitory spaces left for alumni/ae and 
families who would like to stay on cam- 
pus. Members of the Reunion classes will 
be given priority, on a first-come basis. 

The Celebration will officially begin 
with a Headmaster's Welcome Reception 
and Art Show in the Kaiser Visual Arts 
Center on Friday, the 17th, at 6. Regis- 
tration will have opened at 4. 

The Bicentennial Class of 1963, in 
keeping with the 25th Reunion tradi- 
tion, will have Friday night dinner in 
the Mansion House with Headmaster 
Peter and Dottie Bragdon, while the 
50th Reunion Class of 1938 will be 
hosted by Buster and Fran Navins at 
their home on Faculty Lane. An inter- 
national buffet will be served in the Din- 
ing Hall for Old Guard alumni and 
alumni/ae from all other classes, plus 
their families. Evening activities will con- 
tinue with a Health Club in Alumni 
Gym - volleyball, basketball and use of 
the fitness center - and a 10 p.m. night 
cap in the Cobb Room. 

The traditional 5-mile alumni pie race, 
once again organized by coach David 
Abusamra, will be held Saturday morn- 
ing at 9, with warm fruit pies going to all 
winners who complete the course in 40 
minutes or less. The ground-breaking 
ceremony will begin near the race site at 
10:30, across Middle Road from Alumni 
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Signing Milestones in '45 is graduate Richard Korner, then of the Canal 
Zone. Undergraduate identifications are welcome. 



Gym, and will be followed by the Grand 
Parade of Classes and by the Annual 
Meeting of alumni at 11 and class photo- 
graphs. 

While the others gather in the Phillips 
Quad for a picnic lunch, the Old Guard 
Alumni (classes '19 to '37) will enjoy a 
champagne luncheon at the Mansion 
House. 

Afternoon events include campus 
tours, golf, tennis, local shopping, a one- 
hour Harbor Cruise, and a series of 
softball games: the '38 All Stars versus 
the '43 Old Timers; the '58 All Stars vs. 
the '63 All Stars (plus some ringers from 
'62 and '64); and '73 vs. '78. 

The Alumni Glee Club, under the 



leadership of faculty emeriti Art Sager 
and Ben Stone, will reunite once again 
at 4 p.m., to rehearse for Sunday morn- 
ing's 10 o'clock Chapel Service. 

The "main event" once again will be 
the old-fashioned New England clam- 
bake and 225th Anniversary party at 6 
p.m. Saturday night, followed by a D.J. 
dance. 

Activities for children and babysitting 
will be provided by students at various 
times throughout the weekend. 

If your reservations have not been 
made, please make them now, by calling 
alumni director Chris Harlow or your 
Reunion leaders. Help make this a cele- 
bration worth waiting 225 years for. 




Reunion Relatives 



Grandfathers and Grandsons 

Roger Sherman '23 and Roland 
Sherman, Jr. '53 

Fathers and Sons or Daughters 

Ralph Bean '38 and Mark Bean 78 
Benjamin Brewster '43 and Benja- 
min Brewster, Jr. '68 
Laurence Barry '48 and Dorothy 
Barry 73 

Brothers and/or Sisters 

Stephen Ward '33 and William 

Ward '48 
Gordon Ellis '38 and Arthur Ellis 

'38 



Samuel Kitchell '38 and Webster 

Kitchell '48 
Morgan Cooper '43 and Ransford 

Cooper '48 
Francis DuGrenier '48 and Gary 

DuGrenier '53 
Maxwell Brace '58 and Roderick 

Brace '63 
Carl Berntsen '68 and Thomas 

Berntsen 73 
J. Hale Smith '68 and Nathaniel 

Smith '68 
Paul Bloom 73 and Kenneth 

Bloom 78 
G. Douglas Pope 73 and Scott 

Pope 78 



Reunion y 88 Weekend Schedule 



4:00 p.m. 
6:00 p.m. 
7:00 p.m. 



8:00 p.m. 
10:00 p.m. 

8:00 a.m. 

9:00 a.m. 
10:30 a.m. 
11:00 a.m. 

12:00 noon 



1:00 p.m. 

4:00 p.m. 
6:00 p.m. 



8:00 a.m. 
10:00 a.m. 
11:30 a.m. 



Friday, June 17 

Registration opens in Phillips Building 

Welcome Reception, Art Show at Kaiser Visual Arts Center 

Class of '63 25th Reunion Dinner at Mansion House 

Class of '38 50th Reunion Dinner at the Navins' 

Class Dinners of all other classes in the Jacob Dining Hall, 

Phillips Building 

Health Club activities in Alumni Gymnasium 

Night Cap in the Cobb Room 

Saturday, June 18 

Registration Opens 

5-Mile Pie Race, Campus Tours, Tennis, Golf 

Ground-breaking for new dormitory 

Grand Parade of Classes, led by the Old Guard Alumni, to 

The Annual Meeting of Alumni 

Old Guard Alumni Luncheon at the Mansion House 

Picnic Luncheon on the Quad for all others 

Class Photographs 

Softball challenge matches, Campus Tours, Golf, Tennis, 

Newburyport Harbor Cruise 

Alumni Glee Club Rehearsal 

New England Clambake and 225th Anniversary Party, 

followed by D.J. Dance 

Sunday, June 19 

Continental Breakfast 

Chapel Service 

Farewell Buffet Luncheon 



James Zafris 73 and Peter Zafris 78 
Jody Baum 78 and Leticia Baum 

'83 
David Hoffman '83 and Drew 

Hoffman '83 

Uncles and Nephews 
or Nieces 

Lawrence C. Brown '28 and Rob- 
ert Brown '63 

Decius Veasey '43 and Arthur 
Veasey III '68 

Richard Palais '48 and Jonathan 
Palais 78 

Robert Rex '53 and W. Timothy 
Rex 73 

Jeffery Eveleth '63 and Catherine 
Eveleth '83 

Cousins 

Richard Merrill '38 and Samuel 

Kitchell '38 
Richard Merrill '38 and Webster 

Kitchell '48 
David Duffy '48 and Tom Os- 

theimer 78 
Mansfield Smith '48 and Robert 

Kirkwood '58 

Reunioners and the 
Class of '88 

Richard Osgood '53 and William 
Osgood '88, father and son 

Christopher Leary '63 and Eliza- 
beth Leary '88, uncle and niece 

Mike Gilfeather '83 and Andrews 
'88, brothers 

Amy Krukonis '83 and Laurie To- 
rosian '88, cousins 

Laurianne Nester '83 and Paul 
Whynott '88, cousins 

Roechelle Smith '83 and Kursten 
Burns '88, cousins 

Amy Torosian '83 and Laurie To- 
rosian '88, sisters 

D. Parker Wise 73 and Martha 
Wise '88, brother and sister 



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GDA Scene 



Bigger than life 

Dilais was "flabber- 
gasted" v hen she returned 
va< ation this winter to 
In nl, hanging over the fire- 
place in the Dining Hall, a drawing of 
herself, bigger than life. 

"I know I get along well with the kids," 
says Doris, who is in her 16th year in the 
food service department at GDA - "but I 
didn't know they thought that much of 
me. It made me feel very, very special." 

The charcoal drawing is actually a 
montage of 63 drawings done by mem- 
bers of the Art Club under art master 
Birdie Corcoran. The students worked 
from a small black-and-white snapshot 
that was divvied up among them, then 
pieced their works together. 

Doris's trademark is calling every sin- 
gle GDA student by name. It takes her 
two months in the fall to learn all of the 
new ones, without the aid of photos or a 
list. "It's sort of a game that I play," she 
says. 

She doesn't forget the "old" names 
either. When George Hasapidis '85 vis- 
ited from West Point recently, she sur- 
prised him in the lunch line by saying 
"Hi, Georgie." 

"He almost fell over," she says. "I told 
him I couldn't remember his last 
name. ..I knew it was long. ..but I could 
remember the first." 

Doris heard about an opening here 16 
years ago from "one of the salad ladies," 
and took the job as "something to do. I 
liked it so well I stayed and made it my 
little career." 

It was during the time that she arrived 
early to serve breakfast that she first 
became close to the students. "I was the 
first person they saw in the morning," 
she says. "I tried to get them off to a 
good start on the day. I looked after 
them. ..sort of like a mother." 

Doris commutes from Hampton, NH, 
where she lives with her husband Bob, a 
business teacher at Newburyport High 
School. They have two grown children, 
Gary and Lee Ann. 

The food service is now managed by 
DAKA of Wakefield. 




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Doris Marsolais and her portrait. 

Honors Program, cont. 

Two of the senior girls who took part 
in the GDA-Long Island University 
Honors Program seminar, Heidi Daniel- 
son of Rye, NH, and Kristen Fowler of 
Newton, NH, joined school minister Ju- 
lia Slayton at the National Honors Sym- 
posium in Providence on April 16. 

News of the 225th 

Excellent coverage of the March 1 cel- 
ebration appeared in the Newburyport 
Daily News and the Lawrence Eagle- 
Tribune, and, via Associated Press, the 
story of our Anniversary appeared in 
newspapers across the country, includ- 
ing the Boston Globe, the Salina (KS) 
journal, the Fort Myers (FL) News Press, 
the Quincy (MA) Patriot-Ledger, the 
Quincy (IL) Herald-Whig, the San Anto- 
nio (TX) Sunday Express-News, the Provi- 



dence (RI) journal, and the Maine Sunday 
Telegram. If you saw it in others, would 
you please send a copy, for the Archives, 
to Linda Corbett in the Development 
Office. The Town of Newbury is honor- 
ing the occasion by using The Little Red 
Schoolhouse on the cover of the Town 
Report. 

German Speaking contest 

This winter, 42 students from six area 
schools participated in the Academy's 
second German Speaking Contest, and 
GDA swept the prizes on the elementary 
level. Freshmen Michelle Smith, Petra 
Wallem and Kori Winter shared First 
Prize, while Victoria Hill '89 and Glenn 
Johnson '90 shared Second. Mascono- 
met Regional High School students 
(Topsfield) took the three Intermediate 
Prizes and First in Advanced. Second 



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Prize in Advanced was shared by a Mas- 
co student and one from Pentucket Re- 
gional High School of West Newbury. 

Also participating were Newburyport 
High School, Concord Academy and 
North Andover High. Judges were Herr 
Hans-Joerg Brunner of the Consulate of 
the Federal Republic of Germany; John 
Wells of Winchester, Governor Dummer 
Class of 1936 and professor of German 
emeritus at Tufts University; and Mrs. 
Wells, a native German. 

Return to Germany 

Nine students of German master John 
Seufert will be traveling to Ahrensburg, 
West Germany, after school in June for a 
three-week exchange. They will be going 
to school during the week, he says, and 
taking side trips on weekends, including 
a trip to the Danish border. 

This year - the third year GDA stu- 
dents have exchanged with Ahrensburg 
- their host school is planning a week- 
long American Festival. 

Poetry Festival 

Three professional poets and student 
poets from 20 public and independent 
schools in four states arrived at GDA on 
April 29 for the eighth annual Poetry 
Festival. The professionals read their 
works at a morning convocation, then 
led poetry-writing workshops, which 
were open to guests as well as students. 

The trio consisted of Sam Cornish, 
Allison Funk and Derek Walcott. Corn- 
ish teaches creative writing and Afro- 
American Literature at Emerson College 
and writes reviews for the Christian Sci- 
ence Monitor (he has published three po- 
etry collections - Generations, Sam's 
World and Songs of jubilee). Allison Funk 
teaches at Endicott College (her first 
book of poems, Forms of Conversion, was 
published in 1986). Derek Walcott of 
Trinidad and Boston teaches at Boston 
University (His eighth and latest book of 
poems is The Arkansas Testament and 
one of his plays opens in London this 
spring). 

An anthology of poems by the student 
participants was printed for the event. 

This is the second of three years the 
GDA English Department, under chair- 
man Wallace Rowe, has sponsored the 
Festival. 



Spring formal 

Students elected to have the spring 
formal after all - on April 16 with all the 
traditional trimmings and an early 
morning bonus. They travelled by bus to 
Boston Park Plaza for the 8 to 12 p.m. 
dance, which featured a buffet dinner 
and music by Bob Kosta of Kiss Radio 
108. From 1 to 5 a.m., they had full use 
of the facilities at Cedardale Sports Club 
in Bradford (including tennis courts, rac- 
quetball, swimming, weight rooms), plus 
a buffet breakfast. 



others, in addition to doing "the usual 
tourist things." 

Cricket Club 

The Mecca Cricket Club reunited this 
spring under the leadership of England's 
Hugh Ogilvie '88. Cricket is, Ogilvie says, 
"the sport to match all sports... played by 
gentlemen and gentlewomen, associated 
with lords, Headingley, Edgbaston and 
other world famous venues..." 

The club is preparing to face St. Mark's 
School, time and place to be announced. 




Off to the Spring Formal are, from left, Brendan Daly, Amy Shafmaster, 
Kathryn DiNanno and Matthew Pascucci, all sophomores. 



Inside Washington 

Junior Rick Fox of Philadelphia spent 
a February week in Washington, D.C., 
with the Presidential Classroom pro- 
gram. Some 340 other high school ju- 
niors and seniors and Fox were offered 
"a real inside look at politics and how 
the different parts fit together." They 
visited the State Department and sat on 
the floor of the House to hear Sen. 
George McGovern, Rep. Pat Schroeder 
and the Ambassadors from India and 
the Peoples Republic of China, among 



Grandparents Day 

More than 40 grandparents came to 
campus on Friday, May 6, to see what 
the Governor Dummer Academy experi- 
ence is all about. They attended classes, 
toured the Mansion House and Little 
Red Schoolhouse, and were treated to a 
multi-media arts show in Thompson Au- 
ditorium. 



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The Arts at GDA 



Scenes from South Pacific 




Helping Lisa Sweeney '88 (Ens. Nellie Forbush) wash that man right out of her hair are fellow Navy nurses: front 
row from left, Katherine Clifford '88, Victoria Hill '89 and Bronya Barraclough '88; hack row, Anne Monnelly 
'88, Keri Fantasia '89, Sweeney, Megan Heersink '88, Denny Hannon '88 and Brienne Bourn '91. 




Elizabeth Leary '88 (Bloody Mary) casts a spell 
on Glenn Johnson '90 (Lt. Joseph Cable). 



Ens. Forbush sings to Emile deBecque's children, 
played by Teaya Bromley and Brian Rybicki. 



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EttiimjK 




The seabees join Todd Seely '89 (Luther Billis) in song. From left, John Sullivan '89, Patrick Colgate '88, Jason 
Male '90, Seely, Luke Gilfeather '88, Charlie Greenough '90 and Peter Drown '90. 




Assistant headmaster Larry Piatelli (Capt. George 
Bracket) scolds Billis as English master Paul Wann 
(Cmdr. William Harbison), Greenough and Preston 
Beach '89 look on. 



English student Hugh Ogilvie '88 is the Frenchman 
Emile deBeque. 

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Bradley Arts Festival 

On May 1, GDA hosted the 
annual Bradley Arts Festival 
for independent schools, for 
the first time. The theme 
was "The Sun Is Greater Than the 
Whole," and the Festival featured im- 
provisational music, drama and dance, 
plus sculpture, ceramics, photography, 
painting and woodworking. Alumni 
Gymnasium was transformed for the day 
into a garden maze, with the help of 
greenery and environmental installa- 
tions (sculpture). 

A GDA objet d'art created by the 
student body was displayed along with 
those from other schools and will remain 
a permanent part of the Academy's col- 
lection. Each student formed an object 
in clay, symbolic of him or herself, and 
the pieces were all put together in a large 
sculpture. Among the schools participat- 
ing were BB&N, Milton, Phillips An- 
dover, Pomfret, Nobles, Brooks, St. 
Mark's, Groton, St. George's, Belmont 
Hill and Rivers. Fine Arts director 
Christopher Stowens and art master Bir- 
die Corcoran were co-chairmen. 

Exhibits 

A GDA innovation for the Bradley Fes- 
tival was a Faculty Exhibit of two works 
each by art faculty from all of the partici- 
pating schools. The show, in GDA's Carl 
Youngman Gallery, opened April 20. 

Still to come: a Student Art Show May 
21 to June 10, with the reception Friday, 
May 27 from 5:30 to 7 p.m., and the 
showing of Senior Spring Term Art Pro- 
jects June 3 to 10, with a reception Friday, 
June 3, 5:30 to 7 p.m. 

The Gallery is regularly open weekdays 
10 to 3, weekends 12 to 6. 

A Gold Key, a Blue Ribbon 

Erin Saunders '88 received a presti- 
gious Gold Key Award in the Boston 
Globe's 38th annual Scholastic Art Con- 
test. Her drawing of a chair and the 
work of other finalists was chosen from 
among 4,000 regional entries. She then 
received a Blue Ribbon in statewide 
competition and her work was sent on 
to New York for national judging. This 
is the first time a GDA student's work 
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Pottery master Irina Okula watches a performance at the Bradley Arts 
Festival, while Steve Speichinger '90 takes in the exhibits. 



has gone so far, says art master Birdie 
Corcoran. 

Amy Russell '89 earned second place 
in the Codex Corporation's recent art 
competition, in which students from 
nine New England prep schools partici- 
pated. Her winner was a charcoal col- 
lage. Also represented in those contests 
were Petica Barry, Jill Goldman, Kendra 
Haynes and Cabot Orton, all '88, and 
Hamish House '89. 

Concerts 

The June 3 Fine Arts concert will rep- 
resent the final GDA appearances of a 
group of seniors: pianist/violinist Eliza- 
beth Leary, pianist/composer Christina 
Maria Dalessio, violinist Megan Heer- 
sink, vocalist Denny Hannon and mem- 
bers of the Slight Breeze jazz combo - 
Luke Gilfeather, Dave Adams, Eric Gil- 
man, Stutz Plaisted and Pat Colgate. 



Pooka days 

Rehearsals have begun for the all-stu- 
dent production of the comedy classic 
Harvey (circa 1944). The play represents 
the GDA finale for student director 
Martha Wise '88, who previously as- 
sisted in A Funn\ Thing Happened and 
Voices from the High School. Todd Seeley 
'89 stars as eccentric Elwood P. Dowd, 
who has an imaginary pooka friend, 
Harvey; and Denny Hannon '88, as El- 
wood's sister Veda Louise Simmons. 
Mike Hyder '89 is assistant director; 
Mike Todd '89, technical director/set 
designer; Sepp Spenlinhauer '89, lighting 
director; Jill Goldman '88, artistic direc- 
tor; Beth Sheehan '88, costume and 
make-up director. Larry Tretler is faculty 
adviser. 



Winter sports at GDA 



A tale of two titles 



Basketball 

Coach Steve Metz, called the 
"Wizard of Byfield" by the 
Newburyport Daily News, 
guided his varsity basketball 
team to its third ISL title in four years 
and was honored by the League as its 
Coach of the Year. 

"It was an excellent season," said 
Metz, even though the team lost a heart- 
breaker to St. Paul's when defending 
their New England prep title. In the reg- 
ular season, they had extended their 
winning streak in the ISL to 40 consec- 
utive games. 

Metz named senior co-captain Carlos 
Perez of Elmhurst, NY, the season's 
MVP. Perez, GDA's leading scorer with 
16 points per game, was also chosen All- 
ISL by the League coaches and named 
Newburyport Daily News Player of the 
Year. He led the ISL in assists and set a 
new single-season GDA record for as- 
sists, breaking the previous one set by 
Andre LaFleur. LaFleur went on to set 
the NCAA record at Northeastern. 

Perez and Khantzian - plus junior 
teammates Bob Pierce of South Boston, 
Bob Foster of Chelsea and Donald Con- 
ley of Brookline - were named to the 
Daily News All- Area Team, and Metz 
was Daily News Coach of the Year for 
the second in a row. 

Metz presented a Coach's Award to 
senior Todd O'Brien of Andover and 
two Special Service Awards: one to 
Khantzian, a two-year captain and 
three-year letterman, and to senior man- 
ager Jim Sullivan of Andover, for "set- 
ting a new scoring record for ISL man- 
agers." Sullivan caught errors in 
opponents' records that led to two 
points, Metz said. 

Hockey 

The varsity hockey team captured its 
first New England championship in the 
school's history, and coach Larry Piatelli 
named senior co-captains Matt Caron of 
Stratham, NH, and Chris D'Orio of 
Marblehead his MVPs. They were, he 
said, "the heart and soul" of the team. 

The team reached a new level of play 
this year, Piatelli said, "outplaying every 
team in the Division II tourney." They 




Coach Steve Metz looks dotvn the bench; from left, Todd O'Brien '88, 
Kyrie Stevens '90 and assistant coach David Moore. 



would, he announced, be moving up to 
Division I next year. 

Caron and D'Orio, plus senior Martin 
LaCroix of Rosemere, QU, and junior 
Derek Sullivan of Reading, were named 
to the All-League team. D'Orio, senior 
David Walor of Beverly and senior man- 
ager Meganne Murphy of North Hamp- 
ton, NH, received four-year varsity 
patches. 



The team, which started the season 
and 4, came back with nine straight wins 
on their way to a 23-6 season. A 2-1 
victory over St. Mark's School earned 
them a share in the Eberhardt Division 
title; St. Mark's had been undefeated 
since the Governors last beat them six 
years ago. 



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The Governors and goalie Alex Moody '90 defend against a shot by Roxbury Latin. 




Volleyball 



The varsity volleyball team bounced 
back from a break-even season to take 
second in the AISGA (Association of 
Independent School Girls Athletics) 
tournament, losing only to Milton Aca- 
demy in the finals. 

GDA went into the tourney with a 5-6 
record and, after a first-game loss, won 



two to beat Dana Hall in the first round 
of the tourney. They then beat first-seed- 
ed BB&JSI two straight in the second 
round, 15-12 and 15-11. 

''The high point of the season was 
defeating BB&N," says coach MaryEllen 
Karin. "They are a very skilled team 
with some very talented athletes. I'm 
sure the BB&N coach is still wondering 
what hit him." 



MVP Nancy Hough '88 follows 
through on a return. 



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MVP Deana Giamette '88 returns from her knees, while teammates Al- 
ison Magee '89 and Carrie Walton '88 look on. 



Milton won the first game of the 
championship round 15-11, and GDA 
fought back to win the second 16-14. 
The Governors ran out of steam in the 
third, however, losing 6-15. 

Co-captain Nancy Hough '88 of Lake 
Forest, IL, was named by the opposing 
coaches to the tournament MVP team. 
Hough and co-captain Deana Giamette 
of Topsfield were named League All- 
Stars for the season and were chosen 
MVPs. 



Women s hockey 



"We are making a name for ourselves," 
coach Lynda Bromley told the varsity 
athletes. In just their second year as 
members of the ISL League, she said the 
varsity women skaters "were much bet- 
ter than our 3-9-1 record shows." 

"The shining moment," she said, was 
the last game of the season - their first- 
ever win over Brooks School. 

She presented four-year patches to two 
girls who "were here when the team be- 
gan... when we had no uniforms, no ice 
time, no locker rooms. ..and no victo- 
ries": seniors Michelle LaFlamme of Rye, 
NH, and Shawn Gager of Manchester. 
LaFlamme received the MVP and Gag- 
er, a Special Service Award, and the two 
were the first GDA women ever named 
to the All-League team. Bromley also 
presented a Coach's Award to senior 
Jennifer Petschek of Greenwich, CT. 



Nordic skiing 



"Caring and daring," were the words 
coach Alex White used to describe his 
Nordic ski team. He gave the men's 
MVP to "Mr. Ski," senior captain Cabot 
Orton of Peru, VT, who placed 12th 
overall in the ISL. 

The women's team placed 3rd of seven 
schools for the season, and the MVP 
went to "The Number One woman skier 
in the ISL" - junior Amy Russell of 
Hampton Falls, NH. Russell, who had 
just one second in a season of firsts, was 
also named All-League. Senior captain 
Kendra Haynes of Rowley received her 
four-year varsity patch. 




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Coach Susie Childs and players watch the action. From left: Childs, Kerry 
Campbell '90, Jodi Packard '90, Lisa Randolph '88, Lindsey Miller '91, 
Mary Beth Childs '88, Catherine Tuthill '91 and injured MVP Kristen 
Fowler '88. 



Wrestling 



Coach Jim Scheidegger's MVPs were 
seniors Jon Morisseau of Palm Bay, FL, 
and Paul Whynott of Lynnfield. Moris- 
seau went undefeated for the second 
year in regular season matches and 
placed second in the League's Graves- 
Kelsey tournament, and Paul Whynott 
of Lynnfield, who was 11-1 with six pins 
in the regular season. Whynott took a 
5th in the Graves-Kelsey and went on to 
place 5th in the New Englands. 

A four-year patch went to senior 
Andy Rybicki of Byfield and junior Pat 
Riley of Scituate was named captain for 
1988-89. Riley turned around a 2-9 rec- 
ord from last year to a 9-3 this year, 
Scheidegger said, and was 6th in the 
Graves-Kelsey. 

Senior Hyun Ri Shin, 9 and 3 for the 
year, placed 5th in the Graves-Kelsey 
and 5th in the New Englands. 

Women's basketball 

Senior Kristen Fowler of Newton, NH, 
captured the women's basketball MVP 
for the second year in a row. Fowler, 
with an average of 17.5 points per game, 
led the team in steals and assists. She 
was named to the All-League team by 
the ISL coaches, was runner-up in 
League MVP balloting, and she was Dai- 
ly Neit's Player of the Year. 



Coach Susan Childs, in her first year 
as varsity coach, earned a 6-9 record 
overall and 5-6 in the league. She pre- 
sented a Coach's Award to senior Mary 
Beth Childs of Byfield (no relation). 




Tonva Kovach '89 guards an Exeter 
player. 

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Class Notes 



Obituaries 



Nicholas N. Hatheway, Sr., class of 1935, died August 9, 1987. A resident of Newbury, 
he is survived by his wife, Florence. 

Rita A. Binette of Newburyport, who worked in the Dining Hall at Governor Dummer 
Academy from 1973 to 1983, died January 26, 1988. Mrs. Binette had also worked in the 
cafeteria at the Belleville Elementary School. She is survived by three sons, Robert H. of 
Newburyport, Bruce R. of Boston and Peter A. of Amesbury; a daughter, Suzanne B. o( 
Fort Bragg, CA; a sister, Barbara Bradbury of Taunton; a grandson, Robert B. of Newbu- 
ryport; and a granddaughter, Laura E. of Amesbury. 

John T. Hjorth, Jr., class of 1952, died unexpectedly on December 8, 1987, at his home in 
Marina del Rey, CA. Born in Chicago, Mr. Hjorth also graduated from the University of 
Virginia and the University of California at Los Angeles business extension school. He and 
his wife Willie opened a custom marine equipment store in Marina del Rey in 1964 and 
built Mare Co. Sails into a full-service sail-making operation with clients around the world. 
Mr. Hjorth was a leading spokesman for boater interests in the Marina area and served as 
director of the Pioneer Skippers Boat Owners Association. He was a member of the 
California Yacht Club, former rear commodore of the Malibu Yacht Club, member of the 
U.S. Yacht Racing Union, and a former officer of the Sorrento Yacht Club in Maine. An 
active multihull proponent, he had participated in the World Multihull Championships. 
He is survived by his wife, Willie; a daughter, Elizabeth, and son, John III; a brother, Peter 
B. of Sorrento, ME; a sister, Elizabeth Kich of Kailua, Hawaii; and several nieces and 
nephews. Memorial services were held at the California Yacht Club with burial at sea on 
December 20, 1987. 

William R. Ainsworth, class of 1960, died December 21, 1987, after a long illness. Mr. 

Ainsworth, 44, a resident of Madison, CT, for the past 10 years, was born in White 
Sulpher Springs, WV. He graduated from Denison University in 1964 and from Syracuse 
University, with an M.B.A., in 1966, and was senior vice president of Connecticut Savings 
Bank in New Haven. He was also very active in the Victims of Stroke Rehabilitation 
Program in New Haven. He is survived by his wife, Sandra Updegrave Ainsworth; his 
parents, Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Ainsworth of Madison; a son, Scott; a daughter, Alison; 
and a brother, Leonard Ainsworth, Jr., all of Madison. 

Luther Gregg Sullivan, class of 1969, an artist-sculptor and painter, died October 27, 
1987. A resident of Wilton Center, NH, and Portsmouth, NH, he was also a graduate of 
the Cardigan Mountain School, Wesleyan University and Columbia University in New 
York City with a master's degree in fine arts. He was a surveyor in Portsmouth, where there 
will be a showing of his artworks this spring. He is survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. 
Charles B. Sullivan of Wilton Center; and three brothers, Peter C. Sullivan and C. Wilson 
Sullivan '68, both of Wilton; and David B. Sullivan '65 of Temple. 

Paul A. Wasson, class of 1987, of Hampton Falls, NH, died February 1, 1988. He was 19. 
Paul was a freshman at the University of Miami, Florida, and was in the process of 
transferring to the University of New Hampshire. He was also a member of the U.S. 
Marine Corps Reserves. At Governor Dummer, Paul was a memer of the varsity hockey 
team. He is survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Richard W. Wasson; a brother, Richard, 
Jr., of Rochester, NH; two sisters, Karen D. Welch and Lynda J. Stiles of Hampton; his 
grandmothers, Mrs. Ona E. Viles and Mrs. Camella Coppell, both of Hampton; and a 
niece and two nephews. 



Marriages 

Paula Sekora '75 and William McKutt 
were married October 3, 1987, in Melbourne 
Beach, FL. 

Perry Smith '76 and Eva Ribarits were 
married on April 9, 1988, in Buffalo, NY. 
They are living in the Boston area. 

Allison McElroy '77 and Michael Quint- 
tus were married on July 4, 1987, in West 
Germany, and are now living in New York 
City. 

Mark A. Ginsberg '85 was married on 
Valentine's Day, February 14, 1988, to 
Maryanne L. Stolarz of Methuen, in St. 
Mary's Church in Lawrence. The new Mrs. 
Ginsberg is a graduate of Presentation of 
Mary Academy. 



Births 



Barbara and Robert Stewart '68 of Bloom- 
field, CT, have announced the birth of their 
fourth child, a daughter, Kathryn, on De- 
cember 1, 1987. She joins Whitney, 8; Brad- 
ford, 7; and Lindsay, 3. 

Jill and Harold Gilevine '68 of Yarmouth 
Port, MA, gave birth to a daughter, Libby 
Sarah, on November 3, 1987. She has an 
older brother Jacob, 2. 

Coco and Roberto Arguello '73 of Coco- 
nut Grove, FL, are parents of a son, Roberto 
Jose Arguello III, born December 11, 1987. 
He joins sister Alexandra, 3. 

Bill O'Leary '73 and his wife Libby, in 
New York City, are the parents of a son, 

William Francis, Jr., born March 31, 1988. 
"Will" weighed 7 lbs. 

Wendy and Mark Hughes '74 have an- 
nounced the birth of a son, Leopold William 
Redfers Hughes, on January 21, 1988, in 
Northampton, England. He joins brother 
Alexis. 

Kathleen Coffin-Hourihan '79 and her 

husband Dan are parents of a baby girl, Lau- 
ren Katherine, born February 27, 1988. Lau- 
ren joins brother Jared, 2. 

Lynne Durland Sousa '80 and her hus- 
band Bob, of Woburn, MA, are parents of a 
son, Charles Joseph, born January 11, 1988. 



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Old Guard Alumni 

John English '28, Secretary 
1918-1930 



'19 



Carey Morse of Greenwich, CT, vacations 
each winter at his home in Antigua. Carey is the 
second oldest alumnus of Governor Dummer Aca- 
demy; the oldest is Herman Cressey '18 of Row- 
ley. 



'23 



"I had a date recently to meet a lady friend at a 
certain street corner in Manhattan at 5:30 p.m.," 
Jim Gardiner confesses with a bit of embarrass- 
ment. "She is about 5*10", quite photogenic and, 
when last seen, was putting her auburn hair up in 
a bun. 

"At about the appointed hour, a rather tall, 
fluffy blonde approached me and asked directions 
to a store. I gave her quite explicit directions, but 
she did not move on. Rather, she just stood there 
and stared at me (and I was expecting Diane to 
come along at any minute!). You could have 
counted 20 or 30 seconds while I was sizing up this 
erratic blonde, finally realizing that she had similar 
attractive features and, if I had not had a prior 
engagement with Diane, I might well have invited 
her to dinner. 

"The denouement reveals, of course, my own 
vulnerability in not immediately recognizing that I 
had been 'had' by a camouflaged voice and a hair 
transformation! But it was a happy denouement 
because the transformation is attractive and she 
has agreed to remain a blonde." 



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Takanao Kuki reports on the state of his 
homeland today: 

■ "Japan is very peaceful. I think the reason is that 
our police system is good. Besides, there are no 
guns among citizens. Only Yakuza (Mafia) smuggle 
them to fight each other. 

"There is an agreement between our countries 
that America will protect Japan if we are attacked 
by a third country. I do not like that as your nice 
young boys will be put in a dangerous war. In such 
emergency, no matter how the enemy is strong, we 
will do our best to protect our country by our- 
selves. 

"I said Japan is very peaceful, but it looks very 
attractive to gangsters of other countries. Last year 
four of them came to Japan from France and plun- 
dered Y300,000,000 (about $2,000,000) when the 
cash was in transit to a branch office of a bank. 
The burglars took the money and escaped from the 
country before the police started to investigate. 
That was a new problem for our police to study. 

"The peace prolonged much of our life, and the 
majority of people must be satisfied with the pres- 
ent situation, although they have only enough 
money to live on." 




John English '28 and John Chandler '29 swap memories at the Anniver- 
sary Dinner. 



'26 



Bill Arnold read the piece on Ould Newbury 
in the last Archon with the interest and, recalling 
numbers of times he played that course, says: 

"I'll always remember in the fall of 1924 or the 
spring of 1925, the sight of lovable, wonderful Dr. 
Ingham playing all alone with his canvas bag slung 
over his shoulder. I'm reasonably sure he put the 
bag down when he played a long shot but always 
he putted one-handed with the bag over his shoul- 
der, and he followed this practice on every hole he 
played. I don't recall, however, that he ever had 
time to play the full nine." 

The so-called "golden years" have not been kind 
to Bill since 1979 when he underwent a total hip 
replacement which did not come out as expected. 
He had to hobble about with a cane and could 
play little golf in his retirement in Sun City, AR. 
Then last year, he fell, his artificial hip popped out, 
and he wound up in the hospital again with all 
kinds of untoward consequences, but he now says, 
"I truly believe I am getting better again, and I can 
walk with a cane without sharp pain." 



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"We usually winter in our daughter Judy's home 
in Southern California," Russ Hamilton writes. 
"We travel in a 1979 Pontiac LeMans station wag- 
on, affectionately called 'The Old Green Machine.' 
The rear side windows neither open nor close, set 
in aluminum frames painted black. 

"Early one morning en route west to Interstate 
10 near Pensacola, FL, we ran into a cloudburst. It 
rained torrents, buckets, sheets and pitchforks, 
with a cross-wind hammering at the driver's side - 
about 15 minutes of very scary driving, visibility 
almost nil. At our next stop for a tailgate lunch at 
a rest area, we discovered the weather had stripped 



the lower sill of the left rear window completely 
bare of paint. 

"We left it that way, continuing on to Thousand 
Oaks, where Judy lived. Never mind what hap- 
pened to us! She was full of talk about the town's 
brand-new special-design public library: 'You have 
to go see it!' 

"We did, of course, having had between us 12 
years of service as public library trustees back East. 
It says much for the library that, when we arrived, 
the parking lot was jam-packed full. We waited, 
slid into the space left by a departing car, scooted 
into the library - which, by the way, is truly out- 
standing - and on coming out made a discovery: 

"The auto next to ours was an identical twin - 
same make, same year, same model, same 'green 
machine' color, same roof rack, same everything 
except the New Jersey plates. 

"Everything? Yes, even to the paint stripped off 
the lower sill of the left rear window!" 



'28 



Having enjoyed the Christmas season at the 
Tides Inn, in Irvington, \ A, for the 15th year, 
thus maintaining one family tradition, the Bill 
Bottgers are about to break another by joining us 
for the reunion activities at Governor Dummer in 
June. And, as Bill freely admits with tone of regret, 
"It will be my first in all too many years." 



'29 



John Chandler went back for the 225th Anni- 
versary celebration in March. 

There was a big Pioneer Days Parade in El 
Monte, CA, and who turned up in a Wells-Fargo 
stage coach drawn by four horses but that hardy 
pioneer from La Puente, our Wally Temple. 



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Alumni Authors 



Richard Gary '38 

Research leads to an 
earlier graduate 

Richard Cary, Jr., Town His- 
torian in Lewiston, NY, is 
working on a book about 
ships of Lake Ontario and 
the Lower Niagara River, tentatively 
titled, Whistles on the Niagara. 

While doing his research, he discov- 
ered a lake vessel named for a much 
earlier GDA graduate. In the book 
Namesakes 1900-1909, he found a 282- 
foot lake steamer called the George 
Stone. 

K4r. George Stone, the book says, 
was born in Newburyport on April 
24, 1836, and educated at Governor 
Dummer Academy. He became a bro- 
ker in 1852 and joined William Gard- 
ner to establish the commission mer- 
chant firm of Gardner, Stone ek Co., 
which became quite successful, and 
he was also president of the Corn 
Exchange of Boston in 1872-73. 

Upon moving to Chicago, he oper- 
ated a commission business until 
1884, when he became secretary of 
the Chicago Board of Trade, with 
greater involvement in Great Lakes 
shipping. He was vice president of the 



Calvin MacKenzie '63 

The 'ins' and 'outs' 

G Calvin MacKenzie's 
fifth book, The In-and- 
Outers: Presidential Ap- 
♦ pointees and Transient 
Government in Washington, was re- 
cently published by Johns Hopkins 
University Press. 

Cal did some of the legwork for the 
book while director of the Presi- 
dential Appointee Project at the Na- 
tional Academy of Public Adminis- 
tration in 1984-85. 

Vice-president of development and 
alumni relations at Colby College, 
where he has been professor of gov- 
ernment as well, he just completed a 
term as president of the New England 
Political Science Association. 

His previous books have also been 
government-related. They include: 

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Richard Cary in 1938 

Columbian Exposition, and he died 
June 21, 1912. 

The namesake steamer, built by 
F.W. Wheeler &c Co. of West Bay 
City, MI, in 1893, a wooden bulk 
freight steamer, was active in Great 
Lakes commerce until October 12, 
1909, when it stranded on Grubb 
Reef off Point Pelee in Lake Erie, and 
broke up during a fierce storm. 





Cal MacKenzie in 1963 

The House At Work, The Politics of 
Presidential Appointments and Ameri- 
can Government; Politics and Public Pol- 
icy, which was dedicated to GDA 
master David Williams. 



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Forest Morrill and his wife were in Byfield for 
the 225th Anniversary celebration in Marth. 



'38 



Harold Audei, Secretary 



50th REUNION 

June 17, 18, 19 

Cliff Sinnett and his supersleuth friend (un- 
named) have helped locate the addresses of several 
classmates. We look forward to seeing you at Bus- 
ter's on the 17th and The Weekend. 

Dick Files continues to live in Mashpee, MA, 
and has seven grandchildren. Dick and his wife are 
independent distributors for small wood turnings 
and decorative items. 

Bob Block retired about two years ago after 
many years as a real estate developer in Cincin- 
nati. He now lives in Boca Raton, FL. He had one 
very major piece of vascular surgery several years 
ago, and is scheduled for further surgery some time 
this month at the Jewish General Hospital in Cin- 
cinnati. 

L. Alan Bullwinkle from London returned to 
GDA last October, his first visit since he grad- 
uated in 1938, and he had a great time. The cam- 
pus looked wonderful, he commented, and he was 
glad to see old friends, e.g. Sagers, Mercers, Stones, 
Navins, Eleanor Eames, and to make new ones. He 
will be attending the 1938 50th class reunion in 
June. 



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Jack Dyer, Secretary 

In a landslide, the executive committee of the 
50th Reunion voted not to meet regularly. The 
secretary misunderstood the committee chairman 
H. Payson when he responded positively by saying, 
"What did you have in mind? That's Maine Talk 
for 'Gawd, that sounds good to me.' " I apologize 
for missing the height of the excitement in HP's 
voice. 

So any member of the class of 1939 who wants to 
warm up for '89 in '88, please inform a member of 
the committee, which is made up of John 
Koslowski, J. Windsor Frost, John H. Dyer, 
Henry Payson and Tom Tenney. The commit- 
tee met in February and will send out details. 

What have YOU got in mind. 7 

T* \J Leigh Clark, Secretary 

Andy Bailey is still fully active - practicing law 
in Boston. It's fun and stimulating for him - so far 
after 40 years. He enjoys golf (life's greatest frustra- 
tion) and tennis (doubles only), but no more hock- 
ey. 

Bob Little in Vacaville, CA, reports that he is 
doing fine and his work has expanded to include 
development of nematode-resistant tomato varie- 
ties for the coming tomato processing industry of 
California. He likes the challenge of finding an- 
swers to the problems. He sends his best to all of 
his class and others of that era. 



T* X Dick Wyman, Secretary 

I sure don't hear much from the class. Bill Ab- 
bott in Newburyport communicates on occasion 
and once in a while, Jack Miller, from Swamps- 
cott. I do remember there were quite a few more in 
the class, but where are they? I heard from Ployer 
(Pete) Hill down in Miami a while back and I 
must admit I owe him a note. 

I'm doing okay after laser surgery for a torn 
retina in my left eye. I play tennis two or three 
times (more if asked) a week, but still a bit chubby 
here and there. 

Ed Flynn is the president of Flynn Financial 
Management and a director of the Navy League of 
the United States Ft. Lauderdale Council in 
charge of public relations. He plays a little golf, gets 
lots of sunshine and spends his summers in Maine. 



T* w Ted Stitt, Secretary 

Your secretary recently had an enjoyable lun- 
cheon with Humphrey Simson at Joe's Stone 
Crab Restaurant in Miami. Bob Harris was due 
to join us, but a last minute change in plans kept 
him in Vancouver, B.C. busily designing boats. 
Janice and I ran into Derek Lagemann on 
Worth Avenue in Palm Beach a few weeks ago. 
Derek, from Port Washington, NY, looked tan and 
well. 

Thanks to the hospitality of Gayle and George 
Swift '67, the Simsons and the Stitts went to a 
lovely cocktail party in Stuart, FL, along with 20 
or more other alumni and friends of the school to 
celebrate the 225th Anniversary. A phone call 
from Buster Navins further highlighted a great 
evening. 




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45th REUNION 

June 17, 18, 19 

'AC. 

I—/ Dick Cousins, Secretary 

Frank Hinckley is semi-retired in Marston 
Mills, the family business, having been sold. He 
keeps active as a bank director and building 
materials director, and says it is nice not to have 
employees. "I'm spending much more time on the 
golf course, and we have traveled a bit. We have 
two grandchildren who live here on the Cape, 
which is nice. Daughter Elizabeth 75 is running 
computer programs for Seattle First National 
Bank. Enjoyed reading about Bots Young, Shep 
Sikes and the others." 

Brad Alden is "Executive VP of Indian Head 
Bank, Inc., a multi-bank, $1.7 billion holding com- 
pany headquartered in Nashua, N.H. Residence 
Rye, N.H., on the water. Married to Sylvia 37 
years - four children (all in New Hampshire) and 
five grandchildren. Active in church and commu- 
nity; a member of Wentwoth-By-The-Sea golf 
course and director of Havenwood Retirement 
Community in Concord, N.H." 

Dave Barnard says "business has been hectic". 
He has been active in land development in Maine 
and has no plans for retirement. When he is not 



Father and son duo, Ash Eames '48 and Ned, at Winter Sports Day. 



working, he has eight grandchildren to keep him 
busy. 

Bill Barrell writes from West Boxford, "Re- 
tired end of 1987: doing odd jobs around the 
house, having fun with the six grandchildren, 
walking three miles a day." 

Warren Furth writes from Geneva that his 
scheduled retirement in August 1988 has been 
postponed; he has been asked to stay on for anoth- 
er year as Assistant Director General of the World 
Health Organization. "Extra-curricular activities 
include membership in the Executive Committee 
of the American International Club of Geneva 
and directorship of the organizing committee for 
the campaign of Andrew Sundberg, the first candi- 
date for President of the U.S. committed to Ameri- 
cans living abroad." Mr. Sundberg is running as a 
Democrat, and while there are no illusions he will 
win, Warren says "campaigning is fun." 

Politics fill the air. Do I remember that in our 
1944 school Presidential election, Dewey defeated 
Roosevelt by a huge margin? Confirmation or cor- 
rection will be welcome. 



T* I Dan Hall, Secretary 

Charlie McLaughlin writes that after a bout 
with shingles, he is back teaching at American 
University in Washington, D.C. As editor in chief 
of the Frederick Law Olmstead Papers, he has prom- 
ised publication of Volumes V and VI within the 
next two years. I believe Olmstead was the first 
person to use the term "landscape architect" and 
his contribution to urban open space in New York 
City, Washington, D.C, Chicago and other cities 
takes on more significance every year. 

Charlie's memories of our '87 reunion remain - 
especially the gathering of friends for the Glee 
Club concert. 

Charlie Hartel, from Plymouth, Ml, has re- 
tired from General Motors and has been "taking it 
easy." He has had left and right hip operations, 
which sound successful since he has traveled to the 
Florida Keys as well as the British West Indies. He 
and his wife Jane have recently become grandpa- 
rents. 



'48 



Last May, Pete Houston, Amherst, NH, com- 
pleted 32 years in the fields of independent school 
teaching and community recreation to embark on 
a new career - the art of storytelling. He has been 
performing for school and adult groups throughout 
southern New Hampshire and is on call for youth 
groups, festivals, conferences, fund raising, or spe- 
cial events. 




Storyteller Pete Houston '48 

_/ \J Dick Fischer, Secretary 

Here's hoping all those broken arms are on the 
mend out there! Thanks to Alan Flynn and 
Charlie Cashin, we did not suffer a shut-out in 
response to my request for class notes. 

Alan Flynn reports his daughter, Sarah, a 
sophomore at \X esleyan University, is co-captain 



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of thi field hockey team maji n ing i I i ^sian 
studie ind psychology ind singing with the Car- 
dinal Singers. 

Nanc and I recently ran into Pete Houston 
'48 .11 .i wedding reception in Wellesley. Pete looks 
exactly the same as the day he graduated. Their 
daughter recently had played in an ice hockey 
game vs. GDA. 

Our son, David, is a bank officer for The Bank of 
New England's hi-tech lending group. Daughter, 
Kristen, works at Harvard University (Latin Amer- 
i< an scholarship program for American universities 
- Laspau) and wedding bells will be ringing in 
August. 

Thanks to Dave Yesair, Tim Greene, and 
Charlie Cashin for their class agent efforts. The 
latest report indicates the Class of 1950 looks good. 
Cheerio! 



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Charlie Gibbs, Secretary 



35th REUNION 

June 17, 18, 19 

The 225th Anniversary Celebration offered the 
opportunity to see how GDA has kept pace with 
the academic times. The school looks marvelous, 
the students typical. I hope many of you can re- 
turn for our 35th Reunion and see for yourselves. 

Planning to attend so far are Dick Osgood, 
Bill King, Charlie Palmer and Charles Gibbs, 
and there are several probables. 

Newton Hyslop is Professor of Medicine and 
Chief of Infectious Disease at Tulane University in 
New Orleans. 

All NEW news is welcome. 



'54 



Michael Smith, Secretary 



Tom Larsen is being married to Nancy Smith 
Childs at sunrise on July 9 on Nauset Beach, Cape 
Cod, with a reception at their home in Chatham 
at 4:30. Nancy has two sons, Chris, 19, a freshman 
at Hobart and Nick, 13, in the Weston schools. 
With Tom's four - George, 26; Lisa, 25; Bob, 24 
and Chris, 18 - they make quite a family. Nick is 
going to be Best Man. 



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Philip Angell, jr., Secretary 

The 225th Anniversary of Governor Dummer 
Academy on March 1 brought back to campus 
chairman of the Board of Trustees Skip Pescoso- 
lido, trustee Bill Ardiff and class members Dan 
Leary, Bill Spence, Larry Eliot and Phil An- 
gell. 

There is no parallel in the history of Governor 
Dummer Academy to the energy, leadership and 
support that Skip is giving to GDA. It is reflected 
in the quality of education and educators, in the 
condition, appearance and growth of the school 
and in the reputation that has grown and is pro- 
ven by the past and present student bodies. He 
writes that the Academy is in an outstanding posi- 
tion and increasingly in demand. 

Bill Ardiff is secretary of the Board of Trustees 
and has served as school attorney and member of 
the Executive Committee during his 16 years as 
trustee. In addition to his extensive service to the 
school, he has given tirelessly of himself as an 

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active leadership level participant in all aspects of 
life, from participation in his home condominium 
association, his community as Danvers School 
Committee member, bank incorporator, historical 
soi icty member, Chamber of Commerce, YMCA, 
college alumni association, trustee of a college, and 
professionally in his local and county bar associa- 
tions and as founder, member and driving force in 
two law firm partnerships, since becoming an at- 
torney in 1962. 

Nine of our class members, Larry Eliot, 
George Gardner, Monty Graham, Peter 
Haendler, Bill Stone, Dan Leary, Phil An- 
gell, Bill Friend and Skip Pescosolido, have 
passed upon the quality of education at GDA by 
sending their children there. Three are in the pre- 
sent student body and a tenth has been accepted 
for the fall of '88. 

Pete Littlefield has retired as commodore of 
Riverside Yacht Club and has both children in 
college, at Bates and St. Lawrence. 

Allan Keith, at Alliance Capital Management 
Corp., manages investment portfolios for small 
and medium-sized insurance companies. He is one 
of the five town councilmen in his community. His 
oldest daughter graduated from St. Lawrence, the 
second is at Ithaca and the youngest is in the 8th 
grade. 

A. C. Hubbard is with T. Rowe Price Asso- 
ciates, an investment firm, as VP and director. His 
wife has been head of admissions-financial aid at 
Bryn Mawr School; their oldest daughter grad- 
uated from Colby, a son is at UVM and the 
youngest is a high school senior. 

Charlie Volpone is with Capital Analysts of 
New England, a financial planning business "more 
exciting than golf business." Bill Spence is in 
land development and single family home devel- 
opment, with free time spent sailing in Narragan- 
sett Bay or in the Virgin Islands. Raymond H. 
Rignall, Jr. is with CARE in Cairo, Egypt. 

Don Hicks, who runs his own PR and advertis- 
ing agency in Coral Gables, FL (large and success- 
ful), ran into Bernie Michals at the Copley Plaza 
in Boston. Don has a daughter graduating from 
Washington and Lee Law School and a son from 
Amherst in May. Congratulations. 

Tony Marquis from Portland, OR, has taken 
on a new position - representing the John Hancock 
Insurance Leasing Co. - which will occasionally 
bring him back to Boston and give him a chance to 
visit Byfield. He has a son being married in Hawaii. 



'56 



Jim Dean, Secretary 

'Twas an evening of all evenings! Yes, I am talk- 
ing about the 225th Anniversary of Founder's Day 
at GDA on March 1. It capped off a day of joyful 
marches, speeches by political dignitaries, a sympo- 
sium on the future of independent schools, lun- 
cheons, a banquet in the gym and fireworks. It was 
all great fun! 

At our supper table that night, there were such 
friends and classmates as Bill Spence, Hunt 
Blatchford, Widge Needham, Bill Ardiff, 
Bob Hicks and Tom Elder. My wife was excited 
to hear Widge tell of the success his son was having 
as a sophomore at GDA, while just two years ago 
Hunt's son became a new alumnus of GDA. 

Since all the suppermates were interested busi- 
nessmen and investors, they unanimously cham- 
pioned Ben Goodspeed's book, the Tao Jones 
Averages on whole-brained investing. The book 
will stand as a lasting memorial to our late friend. 




Jim Sylvester '58 and Harvey Hay- 
den '58 at the alumni hockey game. 



Back in 1955, Ben was a small but very aggressive 
pulling guard on the GDA football team. The 
captain of the team that year was Vin Sgarzi. Last 
fall Vin realized a lifelong dream when he was 
asked to officiate the national championship foot- 
ball game between Miami and Oklahoma. You 
must have seen him! 

The celebration after that Miami game could 
have only been matched by the spirited guests 
attending the 225th. Tears were in our eyes as old 
glee club members, under Art Sager and Ben 
Stone, led us in songs and the alma mater. Remem- 
ber the alma mater/ 

Following on with the beat of the music, we 
enjoyed an excellent video of GDA past and pre- 
sent and heard some fine addresses by Peter Brag- 
don, Dodge Morgan '50 and Carl Pescosolido '55. 
Outside the gym, students, teachers and towns- 
people waited patiently for us to finish the banquet 
so we all could gather for the climactic display of 
fireworks. I felt so proud to be a part of the cele- 
bration and the school! 



'58 



30th REUNION 

June 17, 18, 19 

As of now, 18 class members are included as 
"definites or probables" for our 30th Reunion June 
17-19. Hope you can join us for a GREAT time. 

Reunion questionnaires are providing your Sec- 
retary with meaty news on classmates. 

Tony Bourn is in Stratham, N.H., where he is 
a physical therapist with a focus of sports medicine. 
Daughter Brienne is Class of '91 at GDA. Tony 
Will be at the 30th. 

Dick Croll is living in Kentfield, CA. He is an 
active bird watcher and member of the Audubon 
Society. Dick will be at our 30th. 

Jim Main is still in the San Francisco area, 
working in sales and marketing for Japan Airlines. 
Also, coming from California for our 30th. Anoth- 
er airline executive is Ward Miles, with TWA 
and living in Brookfield, CT. He is active in sailing 
and sailboat racing. 

Harry Temple is in Perkinsville, VT. He is a 



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dedicated outdoorsman - bicycling, XC-skiing, and 
hiking. Ken Weene is a psychologist living in 
Syosset, NY. He may be at the 30th. 

Mike Dunsford is in his 15th year at Lake 
Tahoe, where he is in real estate development 
consulting and commercial sales. His son Mike is a 
junior at the University of California at Davis and 
on the crew team; his daughter Betsy will enter 
Sacramento State in the fall and his daughter Lau- 
ra will be married in the fall of '88. "Send money!" 
Mike writes. 

What better way to spend a beautiful June week- 
end than seeing old friends and making new ones. 
Do come! 



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Richard Henry has moved to Yardley, PA, to 
be closer to office in Princeton. Wife Anne now on 
math faculty at Lawrenceville School, which is in 
its first year of coeducation. Daughter Meagan is a 
freshman at Princeton - sings with one of the small 
singing groups (Tigressions). Daughter Marion is in 
9th grade at Lawrenceville and son Jamie in 5th at 
Princeton Day School. 

Rick Benner writes, "I am a middle-aged grad- 
uate student (doctor in career counseling) at the 
University of Virginia. Had been working as coor- 
dinator of career development for Arts and Sci- 
ences here at UVA for five years until last fall. 

Brad Conant has been working in Topsfield, 
just down Rt. 1 from GDA, as credit manager for 
Salem House Publishers, a new start up company. 
"Very exciting." 

Millar Brace, Manlius, NY, started a second 
family in the fall of 1986, when his daughter Eliza- 
beth Virginia was born. A little over a year later, 
he writes, he became a grandfather when his 
daughter Marie Rebecca Brace O'Quin gave birth 
to a son, Christopher Alexander. "So. ..my daugh- 
ter is an aunt at 16 months." 



'61 



Fred Bissell writes from Dubuque, IA, "I had a 
great time in New York seeing Jack Tarbell. I 
also feel bad I missed my 25th class reunion. I 
enjoyed returning to GDA over Thanksgiving. 
Hello to Messrs. Mercer, Murphy, Navins and 
Sperry. I miss you!!" 

Charles Rignall received his master's degree in 
communications from Rensselaer Polytechnic Insti- 
tute, and works for Traveler's Insurance in Hart- 
ford, CT. 



f S" *"% Tom Tobey, Co-Secretary 
\J L* Burke Leahey, Co-Secretary 

Stan Healy has been at Aritech Corp. in Fra- 
mingham, MA, since 1984. In 1987 he became vice 
president/general manager of the firm, which de- 
signs, manufactures and markets electronic compo- 
nents for the security industry. He has lived in 
Sudbury, MA, since receiving his MBA from 
Wharton in 1972. He and his wife Sarah have two 
children, Alison, 10, and Andrew, 8. 



'63 



Bob Fullerton, Secretary 



25th REUNION 

June 17, 18, 19 



Edgar F. Kaiser, Jr. '61 

Another around-the-world record for GDA 



On February 22, 1988, Ed- 
gar Kaiser became the 
first owner-operator to set 
an around-the-world 
flight record since Howard Hughes 
did it in July, 1938 - 50 years ago. 

When Kaiser touched down at 
Vancouver International Airport, he 
had set nine new speed records for 
the size of aircraft. In his British-built 
Aerospace 800, he and two copilots 
jetted 23,414 miles in exactly 47 
hours, 43 minutes and 26 seconds. 

One purpose of the journey was to 
collect funds for a favorite philan- 
thropy - the Kaiser Substance Abuse 
Foundation - which Edgar and his 
wife, Judy, set up two years ago to 
help prevent drug abuse by young- 
sters in the Province of British Co- 
lumbia (Kaiser became a Canadian 
citizen in 1980). The foundation's 
main project is to set up a drug educa- 
tion program in primary schools, 
Grades K to 7, by the fall of 1989. 

Some $160,000 in pledges had been 
received shortly after he landed, but 
Kaiser said that equally as important 
as raising the money was "raising peo- 
ple's consciousness." 

"If the kids we're trying to reach 
with our program can visualize a mid- 
dle-aged top gun going around the 
world and all that neat stuff, they 
know what can be done by staying 
healthy and not getting on drugs. 
That's really what made the trip im- 
portant." 

Former chairman of the Bank of 
British Columbia, Kaiser has been in- 
vesting in such "leading edge" enter- 
prises as fish farms and the marketing 
of glacier ice. He has a key interest in 








Edgar Kaiser in 1961 

Aquarius Sea Farms, which will sup- 
ply luxury restaurants in the U.S. 
and Canada with cultivated salmon. 
The firm Ice Age, Inc., will export 
"the Perrier of glacial ice" from north- 
ern British Columbia, to make drinks 
more exotic. 

Also a championship skier, sailor 
and guitarist, Kaiser recently piloted 
his own yacht, the Calliope, up the 
Amazon. The vessel is so sophisticat- 
ed, it has its own area code. He is also 
rumored to be organizing a Formula 
One racing team for an Asian car 
manufacturer. 
His personal credo: "I am - 1 can." 
An earlier graduate, trustee Dodge 
Morgan '50, broke the record for 
solo, non-stop circumnavigation of 
the globe in his 1985-86 journey in his 
60-foot cutter, American Promise. He 
became the first American to com- 
plete such an effort and he set 12 
records in the process. His journey 
took 150 days, one hour and six min- 
utes. (The previous record, set by a 
British sailor in 1971, was 292 days.) 



Well, by now, you are being deluged with infor- 
mation on the Reunion. It's supposed to be that 
way. Tis said that one is not affected by advertis- 
ing until he's.... (notice we can still say that in our 
case - I'm not saying that's good - just that we can 
still say it) heard or seen the ad at least three times. 
Therefore, the more often you hear about Reun- 
ion, the better the chance you'll consider attend- 
ing. A good number of classmates who have al- 
ready indicated that they WILL be there. I am 
hoping that even more are teetering and just about 
to fall off the fence on the "will attend" side. Two 
notable examples are Chad and Forbes! Jon 
Shafmaster's name keeps jumping between the 



"may attend" and the "will attend" lists. He knows 
it and I know it, so let's make it official once and 
for all: Shafmaster - Will attend! Come on guys, 
let's really have a good turnout. 

Bob McGilvray's letter may be in contention 
for a Postal Service (both U.S. and Canadian) 
speed/distance record. Not an enviable record, 
however, 'cause based on the cancellations, the 
letter went back and forth across both countries 
for well over a month. It was mailed sometime in 
1987 - the cancellation is smudged - and arrived 
the first week of February 1988. 

Bob wrote: "Married, with a son, 4 1 :, and 
daughter, 3, dad practicing architecture - recent 

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Ii n id ntial ipartment building for 
single mi it I.. 1 5. Vancoi ila e to live." 

,..but Boh added another note on the back 
wlm Ii I inn i line with you. "Sorry my West 
Coasl residence will make being .it (JI)A for the 
Reunion impossible (I am rarely back East). Your 
Meredith, NH, address brings back fond memories 
ofsummei holidays at Winnipesaukee (Wolfeboro) 
with Fred Evans '67. I once considered moving 
back to Center Sandwich, NH, to work with an 
old friend, Dick Devens, who has a healthy ar- 
i hiti-i inn prai in e there. Though I like the North- 
west, I sometimes miss New England autumn and, 
yes, even "muddy season" and spring. Please give 
my best regards to friends at the Class of '63 Reun- 
ion." 

Randy, how long have you been spelling your 
name with an 'm'? 

'Twas a slow month for mail. Please keep the 
cards and letters.... (RFD 1, Box 907, Meredith, 
NH 03253 or 603-279-5570). See you June 17-19th! 



'67 



Ben Beach, Secretary 

Manchester, N.H., architect Paul Hemmerich 

has been working on school and bank renovations 
and played a part in the master planning for Hollis 
School District, which expects enrollment to near- 
ly double by the year 2000. 

Andy Rimmington, a sergeant major in the 
Canadian militia, shipped off last winter to Prim- 
rose Lake, a frigid post on the Alberta-Saskatche- 
wan border near the 55th Parallel. He had to go 
because of a rumor that Canadian troops might be 
needed for a U.N. peace-keeping force in Nicara- 
gua. The duty slowed Andy's steady march toward 
a professional degree in engineering, still two se- 
mesters away. 

Bill Barnes is vice president of engineering and 
production for Environmental Products Corp. in 
Fairfield, CT, which makes reverse vending ma- 
chines that give money for returnable containers. 

The new chairman of the National Trust for 
Historic Preservation is Robert Bass, a trustee 
since 1984. 

Mike Miles, who sells financial plans for First 
Investors Corp. in Boston, was the top insurance 
producer for his office 1987. Among his clients is 
Russ Bolles. 

Jeff Harris, who lives in Haverhill, develops 
automated management decision systems for De- 
partment of Defense contractors and travels to 
Utah, Florida, California, New Jersey, and Wash- 
ington, D.C. In his spare time, Jeff plays racquet- 
ball, tennis and bridge. 

The answer to America's foreign trade problems 
just may lie in Nitro, WV. According to Reid 
Pugh, vice president (sales) of Vimasco, Japan 
can't get enough of the coatings Vimasco makes to 
remove asbestos. Next, Reid plans to start selling 
the Japanese Nobody Special compact discs. 



'68 



Carl Spang, Secretary 



20th REUNION 

June 17, 18, 19 

There is good response from '68 for the Reunion 
in June. Among the committed is Rob Lord, from 
Falmouth, ME, who especially hopes to see 
"Boots" Brown, Win White, Cal Bernstein, 
Don Hayes, Joe Mclntire, Marc Urann, Dan 

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Scott Arthur '73 breaks champagne on the bow of the Isaac Allerton, 
named for his Mayflower ancestor. 

Scott Arthur 73 
Norman James, FF 

Former student, teacher team up for christening 



Norman P. James, who 
taught German at GDA 
from 1964 to 1973, is now 
operator of Nantasket 
Water Transportation Company, a 
water commuter service between Bos- 
ton and Hull. He writes that he was 
looking around recently for a suitable 
way to christen the newest boat, the 
Isaac Allerton. 

Since the boat was to be named for 
a Mayflower passenger, who was the 
first to map the Hull peninsula and 
whose name is attached to several 
local landmarks, James called the 
Mayflower Society to locate a direct 
descendant who might be willing to 
do the honors. 
They gave him the name and ad- 



dress of Scott Arthur 73, an 11th 
generation descendant of Isaac Aller- 
ton. 

"Scott graduated the year I left and 
took typing from my wife Leslie," 
writes James. "He was delighted to 
have an excuse to break a bottle of 
champagne over the bow and the 
boat was launched appropriately. In 
addition, Scott brought with him his 
fiance, Susanna Viglietta, to whom 
he had become officially engaged sev- 
eral hours earlier. 

"Scott and I are working together 
on a further project, a Boston to Hull 
race of one-man ocean shells. Anyone 
interested in rowing eight miles in 
open water in July should give us a 
call." 



Ogg, Pete Barkin, Steven B. Murphy, Cam 
Smith, Dana Babcock, Dave Wescott, Art 
Veasey, Steve Parker, etc." 

Also: Bob Stewart, a lawyer in Hartford, CT, 
who wants to see "everyone." Bob and his wife 
Barbara greeted their fourth child, Kathryn, on 
December 1. 

J. Hale Smith will be coming from Milton; he 
is with Chase Access Services in Lexington. Rick 



Kaye-Schiest, from Springvale, ME, hopes Dana 
Babcock, Paul Geres, Cam Smith, Boots 
Brown and Wayne Barbaro will also be here. 

Boots Brown is coming from Boulder, CO. He 
is still single - running, skiing, climbing, swimming, 
biking, diving, taking pictures. John Wannop 
will be here from Woodstock, VT, where he is with 
the Woodstock Resort Corp. He especially wants 
to see Carl Spang. 



Art Veasey will be coming from nearby Hav- 
erhill (Art is with Cambridge Trust in Cambridge). 
So will Josh Burns, a lawyer (Martocci &. Burns) 
with offices at the South Street Seaport in New 
York City. He is also a trustee and secretary of the 
Trustees of the Riot Relief Fund, which provides 
support for surviving spouses and children of New 
York City police officers killed in the line of duty. 

Jim Rudolph, another lawyer (with Gargill, 
Sassoon &l Rudolph in Boston), will be coming 
from Swampscott, and Dave Westcott from 
Brownsville, CA, where he is a director of the 
Soper- Wheeler Co. 

Among the "not sures" at press time, perhaps in 
need of a call, are Simon Carrel, who is with the 
Bell Group International Ltd. in London; Charles 
Johnson, at Meadow Hill Farms in Henderson, 
KY; and Harold Levine in Yarmouth Port, MA. 

Keep the "yesses" coming! 



'73 



Debbie McClement, Secretary 



15th REUNION 

June 17, 18, 19 

Dave Metcalf will be at Reunion with bells on, 
all the way from Vienna, VA, where he is with the 
Suerdrup Corp. He and his wife Kathleen have 
two children: Jonathan, 4, and David, 2. 

Adolph Haffenreffer will come from Little 
Compton, RI, where he is with Little Compton 
Sand &l Gravel, Inc., and vice chairman of the 
Planning Board. He and wife Lisa have three: 
Lindley, 7; Adolf IV, 5 and Andrew, 2. Adolph 
has kept in touch with Wyatt Garfield, Chris 
Baker, Robin Cohen Baker. 

How about a little persuasion for "unsures" 
Roberto Arguello, Corrine Bosch Duffy and 
Glen WinkeL Roberto is in Coconut Grove, 
FL, with the Northern Trust Bank of Florida, and 
president of the Nicaraguan American Bankers 
Association, as well as president of the Notre 
Dame Club of Greater Miami and a director of 
Boystown of South Florida. 

Corrine is working part-time from home in Hali- 
fax, NS, where she is a member of the board of the 
Halifax YWCA. She and husband Jack have two 



children: Kate, 7, and Joe, 5. She keeps in touch 
with Laura Loring and sure would like to see 
Margie Lampert and Andrew McClellan. 

Glen is a "mad scientist, joyous father, profes- 
sional bicycle racer," who has taken up windsurf- 
ing over hang gliding " 'cause the water is softer 
than the ground." He is also in the Department of 
Zoology at the University of California in Davis, 
and he and wife Cindi have one son, Bryan, going 
on 2. He sure would like to see "Alan Wade 
Kumpy! Fred Collard, Dave Goldbaum, Jim 
Fox and Chris Caldwell," and he keeps in touch 
with Dennett Buettner, "the very first person I 
met at GDA." 



I T* ]on Sendor, Secretary 

Steven Shapiro has been named a managing 
director of Wheelabrator Technologies, Inc., in 
Hampton, NH. 



'75 



Paula Sekora, Melbourne Beach, FL, was mar- 
ried Oct. 3, 1987, to William McNutt. Stephanie 
Eames Farrar was maid of honor and her daugh- 
ter Carey, flower girl. Stephanie reports that Paula 
was a beautiful bride and that her wedding was a 
gala event; she also says that Joe Sekora '72 is great 
and still as "Joe" as ever. 

Stephanie and her husband Craig vacationed for 
a month in Florida. Stephanie is now very busy 
with volunteer work; she is community resource 
director in Mansfield, MA, and heads up a public 
radio show for the blind, T.I.C. (Talking Informa- 
tion Center) on WICN. She is working hard to get 
a similar information program on cable TV. 



'76 



Carol Goldberg, Secretary 

Since big birthdays are in the mind of all Govies, 
the classmates of the class of '76 were asked to 
comment on being "Thirty-something" for the first 
time. 

Yours truly prefers to think of the impending 
birthday as marking the first anniversary of her 
29th birthday. As for news, all's well in L.A. Have 
survived two earthquakes, 80-m.p.h. Santa Ana 



i 



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winds, torrential rains, and the visit of the Duke 
and Duchess of York! The job is great and has me 
traveling extensively on the West Coast. Am single 
and have had so many blind dates in the past six 
months I need a seeing eye dog!! Hello to everyone. 

Perry Smith is an attorney with New England 
Life's general counsel office in Boston. Last May he 
received his masters of law in taxation degree at 
B.U. and now focuses on tax planning using insur- 
ance products. He married Eva Ribarits on April 9, 
1988, in Buffalo, N.Y. and honeymooned in Hun- 
gary, Austria, Switzerland and the French Riviera. 
Congratulations to Perry and Eva. Perry says, 
"Whoever thought we'd turn 30 back in 1976?" 

Fred Gemmer writes that on his 30th birthday- 
he will welcome a new baby into his life. His 
daughter will be three years old and he and Con- 
nie will be about to celebrate their seventh anni- 
versary! Fred and Connie moved back to Maine 
from Boston, and he is now a sweater buyer for 
L.L. Bean. Fred says "hello" to Chris O'Connor, 
Chris Taylor, Reynaldo Arguello, Cyrus Gil- 
man, Yvonne Grunebaum, Peter Lee, Gor- 
don Boulger and Diane Nearis. 

Eric O'Brien feels that at 30, he's getting too 
old and serious. "However, I will still participate in 
Spring Alumni Day." Eric has moved to Delaware 
and married his fiancee from Massachusetts, Nena 
Cordero. "Delaware is very nice, but we still want 
more visitors." Eric and Nena had a GDA reunion 
at their wedding. David Phippin '77 was Eric's best 
man. Others attending: Debby and Steve 
French, Arlene and Chip Caldwell, Linda and 
Dave Higgins, Tom Balf and Sue and Peter 
Phippen. A wild party. Eric is now manager of 
lockbox operations for Citibank, Delaware. 

Ted Reed says that turning 30 is overrated! "In 
May of '88 I return to Japan as a delegate for the 
city of Portland, Maine, in a cultural exchange 
event with Shinagorua City, a suburb of Tokyo. 
Of course, we will look up old friends from our first 
stay, too. I am getting married in September '88 to 
best friend Susan Pollis. For the most part, this is 
an 'about time.' " Ted is now a product devel- 
opment manager for UNUM Life Insurance Co. 

News also arrived from far away lands (and you 
all thought California was far)... 

Noo Sinthavanuchit says turning 30 is okay 
as long as you still look 29! Noo is home in Bang- 
kok, Thailand, and writes that his company, Na- 





Alumni skaters Jay Doherty '76, at left, and Bob Torr '77 on Winter Sports Day. 



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paratana Ltd. ha on revenue 

,000 in ! ! nillion US in I 

I I.S.! Noo is still 
! sends his "hollos" to Perry 
Smith. 

Danny Auerbach says that even though he is 
30, he still will continue to act like he is 12. Danny 
pleted lus MBA from that institution down 
the hill from my grad school Boston College (Sh- 
hh...l lie has moved to Hong Kong to 

work tor a small ventun i apital firm buying busi- 
nesses in Asia. The job is exciting and quite differ- 
ent - a great opportunity to study Mandarin as 
will. Danny says, "I am neither husband, nor fi- 
an< e, nor parent (I hope) and am enjoying being 30 
and never kissed." Danny says hello to Buster 
Navins, Chris Harlow, Tom Balf and all of our 
i lassmates. 

Keep those letters pouring in y'all. Have a great 
spring. 



'77 



Tim Richards, Secretary 



First of all, the bad news: A couple of issues ago, 
I reported that Andy Sterge was living with his 



wife Mary Lou in Philadelphia. Andy has since 
notified me that they are nor currently married, 
nor are they living together. Whoops! I hope both 
Andy and Mary Lou (Adams) will accept my apol- 
ogy for the confusion on that small detail. 

Now for the good news: Andy proceeded to 
inform me, however, that he and Mary Lou will be 
getting married this September and plan to make 
their home in Malvern, PA, where they just 
bought a house. Congratulations! Andy recently 
started a career as a bond trader with Core States 
Bank, where he is specializing in financial futures, 
options and mortgage-backed securities. As for 
tennis, "I am still a pretty active tennis player and 
play for the few pro tournaments a year I can fit 
into my schedule - unfortunately, I usually get 
kicked around a little." 

Jim Rugo called to say hello. He's living in 
Marblehead, MA, and was going to send along 
something to share with the class, but. ..Jim, I'm 
still waiting. 

Amy Kaplan called from the Big Apple, but 
after leaving messages on each other's answering 
machine several times, I was not able to find out 
how she's doing. Keep on trying, Amy. 

Allison McElroy was married on July 4, 1987, 




Anna Hill '85 takes a shot during the alumnae-varsity women's basketball 
game in January. From left: Tonya Kovach '88, Hill, Randy Tye '79 and 
Regina Glansberg '88. 

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in West Germany, to Michael Quinttus, assistant 
director of the wine division for an importer in 
New York City. They moved from Boston to New 
York City and Allison is working as a senior in- 
vestment analyst in the mortgage and real estate 
division of Teachers Insurance. 

As for the class "pool," it was a real washout. 
Thought it might raise some interest, but to no 
avail. Drop me a line at any time and I will share it 
as you wish. I'd love to hear what's going on out 
there since 77. 



'78 



Leslie Lafond, Secretary 



10th REUNION 

June 17, 18, 19 

Bradford Clark has begun the ordination 
process for the priesthood of the Episcopal 
Church. He hopes to be enrolled for an additional 
year of Anglican Studies beginning next Fall -"be- 
fore surrendering my professional student status!" 

Geoffrey Gwynne is graduating from Yale Di- 
vinity School in May, and he'll be ordained in the 
Episcopal Church in June 1988. 



I y Abby Woodbury, Secretary 

Salutations to the class of '79. On March 8, I left 
Hill, Holliday advertising after a 3 '/2-year stint as a 
media planner. My new position is at another 
Boston agency, Arnold & Co., as an account exec- 
utive on Fleet National Bank. Even more exciting, 
however, is my new status as an aunt to Andrew 
Woodbury Bates born Feb. 8, 1988. 

Thanks to everyone for the wonderful response 
with the postcards. And here is the news... 

Tom Atkinson is busy juggling two careers. 
Tom is an engineer for IDE Association of Billerica 
and plays rock and roll with "Rampage." 

Debbi Baker Black and husband Jim are liv- 
ing in Magnolia and she is working in radiation 
oncology at Salem Hospital. Jim has just begun a 
new job at Immunogen in Cambridge, doing re- 
search on breast cancer. Deb's mom, Mrs. Baker, 
just started at Pingree this year. 

Martha Blake "is still living and teaching 1st 
grade in Newport," and she will design and direct a 
new summer program for her school. She is also 
applying to Columbia Teachers College for fall, for 
a degree in early childhood education. 

Duffy Bowditch is an actuarial assistant for 
George Beram and Co. in Newton Highlands. He 
and his wife Nancy are living in Millis and are 
"looking forward to the reunion next year." 

Cedric Cornwall is completing his second year 
as an assistant state public defender with the Mil- 
waukee office of the State Public Defender. Cedric 
is "overworked and underpaid" and welcomes 
phone calls from former classmates. 

Life is good for Caroline Field in Georgetown - 
' "I am very happy, wandering around the beauty 
business." Caroline would appreciate any leads on 
Liz Dudensing's whereabouts. 

Jeff Garnett and wife Kristen are living in 
Providence, RI. Kristen works in Providence and 
Jeff commutes to Boston to Ciba-Geigy, making 
sure doctors are prescribing his company's drugs. 

Stephen Judson is vice-president at Columbia 
Artists Management Inc. in New York City; "No 
wife, no kids yet." I applaud Steve's enthusiasm as 




The real tragedy 

is they never had 

a San Diego 
vacation. 




o GK5BE 



F Old 
Gloi 
Theatre 

BALBOA PARK, SAN DIEGO. 

Appearing in one of her own ads is Leslie Robins '80. She works for Pala International, the advertising agency 
that represents the San Diego Convention and Visitors Bureau. 



he writes, "Let's get our classmates to reach 100% 
participation in the Annual Fund." 

Kathleen (Leary) Livermore is enjoying 
motherhood in West Newbury - "Just celebrated 
Ted's second birthday. ..getting to be an expert on 
Sesame Street and Mr. Rogers." Kathleen asked 
for addresses and phone numbers of Greg Wi- 
cander and Lisa Williams - can anyone help me 
out? 

Susie Potter writes, "I am still working at CSA 
Financial as a marketing representative. I sell lim- 
ited partnerships and my territory is the East 
Coast. I recently traveled to New Orleans for busi- 
ness and was able to enjoy Mardi Gras." 

Lisa Sapuppo is living in Watertown and work- 
ing at Harvard University-General Counsel. "No 
spouse, no children. ..yet!" 

Johanna Stephan Rossi is teaching 5th grade 
at Fairlee Elementary School in Vermont. She 
misses Boston but is enjoying rural life. She and 
her husband recently bought some land and are 
working on plans for a cabin. 

Randy Sue Tye writes, "Hello everyone - from 
GDA basketball MVP to collegiate basketball to 
woman bodybuilder, then on to competitive power 
lifter ranked second in the - nation benching 210, 
squatting 350 and deadlifting 435 (pounds). Now 
on to the health-oriented world of aerobics, row- 
ing, and biking. I'm proud to mention that I've lost 
18 pounds (since 12/87) and am working on the 
final seven. I am the marketing manager for my 
father's business and am representing 68 beers and 
a wine cooler. I love it and am very happy." I 
recently saw Randy, very briefly, en route to a 
Celtics game (the Celts won by a point!). 

In his inimitable style, Avery Woodworth was 
married and I had to read about it in the Archonl 
Wife Liz does appear to be his better half as she 
writes, "While Avery is lounging and baking pan- 
cakes, I thought I would write to you and try and 
motivate him!" Avery adds, "Married life is great. 
Elizabeth and I have been working on our house -a 
never ending battle. Have seen lots of Caleb Es- 
miol and Larry Whitten; both are well. Larry 
recently ran into Gretchen Roorbach in 
Gloucester." 



Stephen Perry is completing his fifth year at 
Hawaii Prep and has signed up to return again 
next year. 

Well, folks, that's all the news for now. Expect to 
hear from me soon - until then, my new number at 
Arnold 6k Co. is (617) 357-1900. 



Ov Pam Kurtz, Secretary 

Kevin Callahan recently moved back to New 
York City and is still working for Toronto Domin- 
ion Bank, despite the Crash. He's been in contact 
with Nick Taylor, Jared Squires, Bryan 
Rourke, Jim Gardner, Dana Jones and Liz 



Evans, and reports the following: "Nick has 
moved from the Windy City of Chicago to the 
sunny LA area; Jared is now a retail stockbroker at 
Shearson Hutton Investment Trust; Bryan is a 
reporter in the Boston area; Jim is a happily mar- 
ried man living in New Hampshire and is still Mr. 
Pepsi; Dana moved back to the Washington area 
with the Mrs. and Jr.; finally, rumor has it that 
Ms. Evans is going to tie the knot sometime this 
summer." 

Since our graduation, Hossein Sadeghi has 
obtained his civil engineering degree (BSCE with 
distinction) from Cornell University. In 1985 he 
left Ithaca for the land "Down Under," after being 
accepted to medical school at University of 




Elaine D'Orio P'88 and Carol Kurtz P'80, members of the 225th Anniver- 
sary Committee, on March 1. 

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iti rid this 

Brisbam '88. Besides my 

studies, I have been workii ublii hing .1 re 

i m. loo asionally 

juash, tennis, swimming at 

the beach. Ir is very rel • r here with excel 

well-endowed girls and OK guys. I wish every- 

iil the best and n besi regards to i-ouraj, 

Amir and Peter Morse." 

Lynne Durland Sousa and her husband, Bob, 

nounce the hirrh (if their son, 

Charles Joseph. 1 >n lanuary 1 1. Lynne will be going 
bai 1 to work in March and Simmons this summer. 
I [ohn, a i you? Let me hear from you!) 

Erica Baum is still at QPA Personnel in Boston 
"it's a wild business!" Erica is teaching an adult to 
read with the Adult Literacy Program - a big 
. hange from sales all day. Erica has "seen tons of 
Colby people all over - what happened to every- 
bi idy from GDA?" 

Neda Kalhori married Majid Attarha in Octo- 
ber, 1986, and then moved to Exeter, NH. She is 
the mortgage assistant at Seabrook Bank and 
Trust. Neda hopes to come to the next reunion 
and extends her best wishes to the class of 1980. 

Russell Savrann is an associate at the law firm 
Singer Stoneman Kunian &c Kurland in Boston, 
specializing in real estate. He passed the Massachu- 
setts and Florida Bar exams. Russ is getting mar- 
ried August 27 at GDA's Moseley Chapel to Jen- 
nifer W. Wolff of Guilford, CT, and Nantucket. 
Armon Pisdotchian '81 will be one of the ushers 
and Russ extends an invitation to teachers or 
alumni to visit at the ceremony. 

Ginger Bushell is still working for MITRE 
Corporation in Bedford as a consultant. The last 
project she worked on had her involved with the 
NASA Space Station program - "pretty interesting 
stuff." Presently midstream in the business school 
application process, Ginger has been admitted to 
Yale and Dartmouth, and is awaiting word from 
several other schools. Outside of work, Ginger is a 
member of the board of directors of MASS 
Choice, the state's pro-choice organization. "Keeps 
me busy!" 

Joe Benson is living and working in the North 
Andover area for the family engineering business. 
He sees Dave Callan and Steve Moheban fre- 
quently and has "cornered a few classmates at the 
last phonathon - good talking to you." Joe is pre- 
paring to run in the Boston Marathon and is 
looking forward to the next Alumni Day. Chris 
Stafford is also in the area, working for AT&T as 
a quality control engineer, working with suppliers. 
Presently, Chris is living in a condominium in 
Lawrence (South) - "It's not as bad as everyone 
says." Chris has been down to Millis, MA, to visit 
Duffy Bowditch 79 and his wife, Nancy, quite a bit 
and sees Joe Benson at Cedardale for a little bas- 
ketball. "Where is John Wise? The last I knew he 
was a DJ in Maine. Now, is he married and co-class 
agent?" 



'81 



Kathryn O'Leary, Secretary 

Susan Perry is receiving her master's degree 
from Arizona State University in May. 

Sarge Kennedy writes, "After six months as an 
assistant to the president, of a New Hampshire 
manufacturing company, and one year running 
several of my own small businesses, I am now 
heading to Australia as an independent agent 
working to license Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream for 
production down under. Also helping to promote 
our export and export a new pivot-wing windsurfer 
called the wind-weapon. Having fun!" 

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Joe DiNanno '84 promotes his class on Winter Sports Day. 



w ]ohn Nye, Secretary 

1 attended the full day of festivities at the school's 
225th birthday, hoping many classmates would be 
there. Much to my surprise and dismay, however, 
it was not until 6 p.m. that I saw anyone from the 
class of '82. I am sure the rest of this issue will 
describe in full the big day, so I won't. Classmates 
can look forward to hearing from me at some point 
in the coming weeks. Until then, enjoy your free- 
dom and let's make a strong showing in the next 
issue. 

Jeff Leavitt is married and the proud father of 
two. He and Sherri live in an old farm house in 
Seabrook, NH. Jeff manages an auto parts store. 



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Susan Studley, Secretary 



5th REUNION 

June 17, 18, 19 

Hello everyone! June 17 will be here before we 
know it, and that is why it is crucial for you to 
make plans now. This reunion will not happen 
without your input. 

I am still teaching pre-school in York, ME, and 
very much enjoying it, although sometimes the 
children wear me down. I recently heard from an 
honorary member of our class, Mr. Ragle. He is 
teaching at Kimball Union Academy and having a 
great time. He sends his best and hopes to return 
late Saturday afternoon to help celebrate our reun- 
ion. 

Karen Gronberg is in her final year of nursing 
at Northeastern and will be graduating the week- 
end of our reunion. She already has a great job in 
Burlington, MA, which she will start this summer. 

Todd Brown is teaching U.S. history and gov- 
ernment at Pomfret School. He is also coaching 
basketball and lacrosse, and is a dorm master in an 
upper class dorm. Todd recently saw Chris 
Frangos, who spent the last year traveling with a 
band in New York City. Chris is now working at 
the Commodore. 

Letty Baum is assistant manager of Casual 
Corner in Copley Place. Karen Gronberg tried to 
reach Dan McLaughlin for the reunion and the 
number Dan gave us is for Boston Party Makers. 



She was talking to a "Dan" before she realized it 
was the wrong Dan. Dan, what is your phone 
number? 

Rusty Stahl is now back in Washington work- 
ing and hopes to return for reunion. Greg Meny- 
hart stopped in York on his way up to Maine. He 
loves Chicago and McGrandy is keeping him busy. 
He is planning to attend the reunion. 

Rick Stram is working hard for IRA and living 
in Braintree. Will Adams is living in Wakefield 
and sees the Hoffmans quite a bit. He is working in 
real estate, as is the real Dan McLaughlin. 

Becca Lapham is finishing up at Lake Forest 
College and will graduate this May as a business 
major. Ann Sperry is living in California and 
working in radio. She loves the West Coast, but 
plans to return to New England in June. Amy 
Welch is living in Cambridge and is also planning 
to return in June. 

Sarah Bradshaw recently moved to Los An- 
geles; she has no plans, but is having loads of fun. 
Karen Fasciano is living in Marblehead and 
teaching at the Landmark School. However, she 
plans to go to graduate school next year. Laura 
Koffman-Carty is keeping busy with her gallery 
and her adorable kids. She sends her best to every- 
one. 

It was great to hear from you all. Keep the news 
coming! 



Ot 1 Matt Carothers, Secretary 

Bill Temple sends "A big 'Hi' " to everyone! 
I'm no longer (he writes with joy) going to school, 
I'm now a full time disc-jockey at 102.3 KFIV in 
Modesto, CA, where I've lived for nearly three- 
years. Very exciting work, and quite demanding! 
Since there are 300,000+ people in a 25-mile radi- 
us, always something to do. Very nice to sign my 
first real money contract; the income derived fuels 
my lifestyle quite comfortably. Special Hello to 
Caro, Tao (Baby, 'how you been?) and the rest of 
the Inghamites! Someone else, too. H! Mr. Ry- 
bicki! 



O ^D Sean Mahoney, Secretary 

Esmee Huggard writes, "Hi Tater, nothing too 
earth shattering, yes still some good news... First, 



both Mike and I have transferred schools and are 
now at the University of California at Berkeley. I 
saw Amie Breed '84 one night when I was out on a 
date - she looked great. Also on my 21st B-day in 
October, Elizabeth Bertlesen sent me a ticket to 
fly East for the "Head of the Charles" regatta. I 
had a great time! For Thanksgiving, Beth flew out 
to San Francisco and we hung out at Haight-Ash- 
bury for a few days. We had so much fun during 
these two visits together that Beth had decided to 
attend summer school with me at Berkeley (room- 
mates for a third time!). Also, over New Year's 
"The Dead" played San Francisco, and of course 
Jerry's two favorite roadies Linda McCarthy and 
Andrew Webber were close at hand! Mike and I 
met with them in Union Square. 

Jill Twomey is in Florence, Italy, studying this 
spring. Well, that's it, if Mike doesn't write you 
here's a quick synopsis of what he's up to. ..same as 
me except he has joined the Sigma Phi Fraternity 
(bet you're glad I stuck in that exciting news!). 
Anyway, I won't be back for the 225th Anniver- 
sary day, but will make the spring games in late 
May. Weasle (Mer) said that she saw you not too 
long ago and said you were doing great (what else 
can we expect from a tater though!) But neverthe- 
less, I was glad to hear it! 

Paula Goldberg began working at Goldman 
Sachs on Wall Street in January. Next semester 
she's going to London and will have an internship 
in investment banking. 

From Florida, Lisa Demeri reports, "I'm having 
a great time at Rollins with Kappa Kappa Gamma 
and have been very busy with Panhellenic presi- 
dent responsibilities. Believe it or not, I don't 
spend much time by the pool, at least not as much 
as Basem Pharaon! I just spoke to Mike Ter- 
rile, who is painting a lot, and Diane Frangos 
just sent me a postcard from London! Hope to see 
everyone in the spring!" 

We also received word from Quinn Pollock, 
who writes, "Since I decided to take some time off 
from Middlebury last February, I've been working 
at a Jeep dealership in Gloucester. I'm finding out 
how enjoyable schoolwork really is. I've been 
hanging out with Nolden Johnson now that he's 
at the Rhode Island School of Design - just like the 
old days! Lexi and Beth Bertleson have both 
visited me at the dealership. 

" From Duke, Jon Shain reports, "I'm combining 
my interests in music and history by researching 
the Blues scene in Durham, NC, home of Rev. 
Gary Davis, Brownie McGhee, and others. I'm 
also playing guitar for the Slewfoot Blues Band - a 
local favorite. Congratulations to Rosyln and hel- 
lo to George, Mike, and everyone else I haven't 
seen in a while." 

A brother at the Florida Eta chapter of Sigma 
Phi Epsilon, Jim Tagg writes that, "I have a girl- 
friend named Kim Laskoff, presently the world 
slalom champion for women's water skiing. I plan 
on moving to Orlando eventually, but I first plan 
to get an MBA. I hope to graduate cum laude - it 
looks possible right now." 

Also from the Deep South, Victoria deLisle 
reports, "Loving Tulane. I made a 3.9 last semes- 
ter, was elected to the Political Science Honor 
Society, and served as editor of the Pre-Law Socie- 
ty Newsletter. I will be going to Paris to study for 
six weeks this summer, and am very excited! 

Jeanne Smith will be studying in Talloires, 
France, and traveling around the Continent this 
summer. She also plans to study European taxa- 
tion in Geneva, which is less than an hour from 
Talloires. 

"I'm trying to get a slot for Ranger School this 



Steve Bucknall '85 



Hitting stride on Tar Heels defense 



The University of North Car- 
olina's loss to Arizona in 
the West Regional finals of 
the NCAA Tournament 
was a disappointment to Steve Buck- 
nall fans who wanted to see him go all 
the way, but the big (6'6") junior 
(GDA '85) has plenty of reason to 
look ahead. 

"Steve really had a great year," says 
former GDA coach Steve Metz. "This 
was the year he had to make some 
real progress in defense and he did. 
He has proven himself defensively. 
He started for them." 

"I'd like to see him prove himself 
offensively next year," Metz goes on, 
"...which I think he has the capacity 
to do." 

Bucknall, a small forward, scored 
only five points against Arizona, 
though he had averaged almost 10 
points per game for the Tar Heels all 
season. He has been rated by some, 
says Metz, "as one of the best de- 
fensive players in the country." 

A business and communications 
major at UNC, Bucknall wants to be 
a sports broadcaster. 

The London native's introduction 
to the U.S. was through Dave Cow- 
ens' basketball camp when he was 15. 
He arrived at GDA as a sophomore 
and played three years. Though he 
was on the injured list much of his 
junior year, and played in a total of 
only 55 games, he still owns much of 




Steve Bucknall in 1985 

the GDA Record Book: 
*Most points in a season (758 in 

1984-85) 
*Second in total career points 
(1379) 
*Most points in a single game (47 

against Brooks on Feb. 6, 1985) 
*Highest average for a season (30.3 

per game in 1984-85) 
*Highest career average (26.0 points 
per game) 
*Most rebounds for a season (309 

for 25 games in 1984-85) 
*Third in career rebounds (655 in 

53 games) 
Bucknall's "pro" prospects are very 
good, Metz says, if he continues to 
progress. 



summer," writes George Hasapidis. "This isn't 
easy because there are 30 of us competing for just 
15 slots, and I'm up against a lot of good runners in 
the physical conditioning tests. In an effort to close 
the 'running gap,' I have gone back to using Mr. 
Abusamra's cross country workouts with good re- 
sults." 

And from Suzi Black: "Hello Class of '85! I'm 
alive and well and eating too many crepes in Paris. 
I see Alexa Berghager and Kate Appleton here 
often, because our programs are housed in the 
same building. Paris is extraordinary, but the men 
are too slimy for my taste! I can't wait to get back 
to everything American, especially Doritos and 
Diet Coke. Hope to see many people at Stephanie 
D'Orazio's wedding in May. A bientot!" 

Mark Ginsberg married Maryanne Stolarz of 
Methuen on Valentine's Day. They now live in 
Newburyport and both work for the Tandy Corp. 

As for me, life is treating me pretty well. I recent- 
ly took over the reigns as captain of the Penn 



lightweight football team, and I've been keeping 
busy as executive vice president of my fraternity. 
I'm trying to squeeze the most out of college life 
before the stark reality of graduation sets in. If 
you're ever in Philadelphia, stop by 4028 Walnut 
St.; you're always welcome. I'd like to thank every- 
one for keeping in touch and encourage you to 
come to Alumni Day this spring. It's a really good 
chance to get together and reminisce about the 
good old days. Hope to see you all there! 



'86 



Monique Proulx and Mark Thompson, 
Class Secretaries 



Vicki Krasnakevich writes from Boston Uni- 
versity that she has been disappointed in her class's 
"poor showing in the Archon. I am embarrassed 
after looking at what the classes of '85 and '87 have 
reported. I know our class is not boring!" 

So, she sends the following: "I am now sharing 



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int with Jeneannc Pina in 

■ .,'. | | predicted al 

mosi >uld have lived to- 

reat. Gene Taft has trans 

ind I see him often. Tom von Jess 

iny. Bill Sweeney is 

g his BC experiences. Alex Marculewicz 

is en: ment life in Rhode Island and has 

visited me a tew timi 

"I have also seen Trai y Bodge '87 in New York, 
Tim Pouch '87, Buzz Crocker '87, Adam Kneis- 
sler and Noah Wendler. Jeneanne has seen 
Rees Fischer and Diana Gerren. 

"I really enjoy BU and 1 just got accepted as a 
transfer student to the Communications School's 
Film and Broadcast Department. This summer I 
will he working for the Boston Tourist Council." 



O / ]im Andriotakis, Secretary 

Buzz Crocker writes from his 14th floor pent- 
house at BU that he is in a band called "Who- 
ville." He was nice enough to invite me backstage if 
his band goes on tour of the U.S. Good luck, Buzz. 
I can't wait! 

Lyndsay Rowan is loving Princeton, especially 
now that hockey season is over. The team ended 
up in 2nd place in the Ivies - behind Harvard by 
one point! I guess Lyndsay had a great time, but 
we'd better watch out, because she has a mean 
slapshot now. Her favorite classes are painting and 
contemporary art history. Lyndsay and Leslie 
Sevilla hit the slopes in Aspen over Spring Break. 

Diana Stram dropped a quick note because she 
was on the Colgate ski team and they were head- 
ing off to the Easterns at Waterville Valley. She 
says the school is great and fun and she sees Jen 
Griffin and Sue Brackbill a lot. 

Here's something interesting: Lisa Carrigg has 
her own radio show on WDCE in Richmond. 
Except for the fact that the show is at 7 a.m., Lisa 
says that she is really happy and having fun. 

Both Andrew Rockwell at Allegheny and Jon 
Fosdick at Lawrence are pledging Delta Tau Del- 
ta. Rocky is playing spring lacrosse and Foz is 
taking some driving lessons. 

Amy Mack writes from Skidmore that she 
loved waking up this winter at 6:30 a.m. to go to 
hockey practice, but her hard work paid off. She 
was tied with Melanie D'Orazio '86 for top point- 
scorer. By the way, Amy described her enthusiasm 
for dissecting things in her biology labs; I think we 
have another doctor on our hands. Hopefully we'll 
never get sick. 

Bill Dumoulin is doing well in school, feeling 
great, and St. Lawrence is looking good for next 
year. 

This winter I was busy with studies and trying to 
survive the harsh winter in the bitter tundra re- 
gion of Geneva, NY. Other than that, I made it 
out to Killington and Sugarbush a few times. 



The Alumni Association 



Alumni Clubs at GDA? 



Over the years there has been talk of starting alumni clubs for the 
Academy. Now is the time to put these words into action. 
The main purpose of an alumni club is to maintain strong ties between 
alumni and their school. Another way to view the club is to see it as a 
regional alumni association made up of dozens (or hundreds) of graduates who want 
to remain closely involved in supporting the Academy. 
A club can... 

* Sponsor social, cultural and educational events; 

* Recruit students; 

* Participate in Academy fund-raising activities; 

* Encourage members to return to campus for special events and programs; 

* Keep members informed of Academy news. 

The Alumni Association has been reorganized so it can provide stronger links 
between our alumni and the Academy. Alumni clubs would be a natural evolution, 
a means of establishing a more effective association in many parts of the country. 

For example, alumni clubs can play a valuable role in recruiting students. The 
greater the alumni/ae involvement with the Academy, the greater the alumni/ae 
ability to serve as ambassadors. Club members could contact prospective students 
and their parents to answer questions and give them a better understanding of the 
school. Alumni may encourage application to Governor Dummer, as well as report 
any insights which might be valuable in the admissions process. 

An alumni club is simply a formal way to communicate the Governor Dummer 
story on a continuing basis, and to provide numerous opportunities for involvement 
with the life of our school and with your fellow alumni/ae. Will you accept this 
challenge where you live? 

If you would like to help found an Alumni Club in your area, please complete and 
return the coupon below to the Office of Alumni Affairs. 



-CLIP AND MAIL 



To: Christopher Harlow, Director of Annual Giving and Alumni Affairs: 
Governor Dummer Academy, Byfield, MA 01922 



YES, I am interested in starting an Alumni Club in my area. 



Name 



Class 



Address 



City 



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Zip 



Comments: 



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The Class Secretaries 



Old Guard Classes 

> 1 Q John English '28 

> T r\ B ° X 322 ' Woodneck Road 
3 East Orleans, MA 02643 

y "y -t Howard "Buster" Navins 
-J X Governor Dummer Academy 
Byfield, MA 01922 

J Z> Volunteer Needed 

JJ Volunteer Needed 

Ji 1 Volunteer Needed 

•J J Volunteer Needed 

JU Volunteer Needed 

■J I Volunteer Needed 

Other Classes 



y 1 O ^ r ' Harold Audet 
■J O 511 Crocker Avenue 

Pacific Grove, CA 93950 

y 1 C\ J° nn ^- Dyer 

jy 987 Memorial Drive #571 
Cambridge, MA 02138 

y a s\ Leigh Clark 
T* \J 72 Corning Street 
Beverly, MA 01915 

y a -t Richard Wyman 

T* J. 638 Magnolia Drive 

Maitland, FL 32751 

, . ~ Edward W. Stitt III 
4Z 3233 N.E. 34th Street 



Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33308 



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y a a Ben Pearson 
44 7 West Street 

Byfield, MA 01922 

y . w Richard A. Cousins 
T*3 71 Federal Street 

Newburyport, MA 01950 

, . g- George E. Duffy 11 
40 P.O. Box 846 . 

Camden, ME 04843 

, A _ Daniel M. Hall 

4/20 Hillcrest Road 



Reading, MA 01867 



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lunteer needed 



y A C\ Sanson P. Hall 
4" 49 Elm Street 

Wellesley, MA 02181 

RADM Thomas Emery 
Quarters G 

Washington Navy Yard 
Washington, DC 20374 



; -« ]. Richard Fischer 
J \J 68 Meadowbrook Road 
Needham, MA 02192 

y £ -4 Dr. Howard C. Reith 

3 J. 26 Fenno Drive 



Rowley, MA 01969 



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Volunteer needed 



, _. ^ Charles Gibbs 
J J 678 N. Main Street 

Attleboro, MA 02703 

« — . Michael B. Smith 

JT 1 1 1904 Harmony Lane 
Potomac, MD 20854 

>£— Philip A. Angell, Jr. 

JJ Box 116 

Randolph, VT 05060 

y ^ s James Dean III 
JO RFDBox720 

South Berwick, ME 03908 

, — _ Lyman A. Cousens III 
D I P.O. Box 37 

Georges Mills, NH 03751 

> f* o Charles M Carroll 

JO 75 Market Street 

Portland, ME 04101 

y £ C\ Mirick Friend 
J Z7 50 Dorset Road 

Waban, MA 02168 

y s r\ Gregory T. Meyer 

Uv The Meyer Furnace Co. 

1300 South Washington Street 
Peoria, IL 61602 

y s -\ John M. Carroll 
61 P.O. Box 305 

Campbell Meadow Road 
Norwich, VT 05055 

y ^ /•* Thomas S. Tobey 
O L 59 West Portola Avenue 
Los Altos, CA 94022 

T. Burke Leahey 

160 King Caesar Road 
Duxbury, MA 02332 

y/''-% Robert Fullerton 

OJ RFD#l,Box907 

Meredith, NH 03253 

y /- a John S.Mercer 
O^T 167 Main Street 

Amesbury, MA 01913 

y sr Fred Shepard 
03 233 Sherwood Drive 
Box 11467 
Bradenton, FL 33507 

y s- s- Barry Sullivan 

DO 5733 South Kimbark Avenue 
Chicago, IL 60637 

f ,- — Bennett H. Beach 
O / 7207 Denton Road 
Bethesda. MD 20814 

)/ Q Carl F. Spang, Jr. 

OO RFD 1, WidwallRoad 
Newmarket, NH 03857 

y sr\ Jeffrey L. Gordon 
OV 39 Mill Street 

Newport, RI 02840 



y ri r\ William B. Tobey 
I \J 66 Davis Avenue 

Rockville, CT 06066 

y r~i -t Michael Mulligan 
I JL The Thacher School 
5025 Thacher Road 
Ojai, CA 93023 

, _ _ Geoffrey A. Durham 
I Zc 252 North Prairie Avenue 
Mundelein, IL 60060 

y — ~ Deborah McClement 

I J 8 Lester Court 

East Northport, NY 11731 

y i-j a Jonathan Sendor 
I T* 2232 North Seminary Street 
Chicago, IL 60614 

t _ — Audrey M. Grant 
(D RR#1-91A Ridge Road 

Clinton Corners, NY 12514 

y — £■ Carol Goldberg 
/ O 3 1 578 West Agoura Road #3 
Westlake Village, CA 91361 

, _ _ George L. Richards III 
I l 451 Huntington Avenue 
Hyde Park, MA 02136 

,_q Leslie Lafond 
/ O 478 High Street 

Hampton, NH 03842 

>r -p. Abigail M. Woodbury 
/ Z7 60A Gorham Avenue A 
Brookline, MA 02146 

y ry /-\ Pamela A. Kurtz 

OU 259 Beacon Street #32 
Boston, MA 02 116 

)q 1 Kathryn O'Leary 

Ol 71 Baldwin Street 

Charlestown, MA 02129 

'ft 9 J° nnNye 

O I* 1932 Massachusetts Avenue 

Lexington, MA 02 1 73 

y O 1 Susan Studley 
OJ RD#2, Box381C 



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York, ME 03909 

Matthew B. Carothers 

St. Lawrence University 
P.O. Box 83 
Canton, NY 13617 

Sean Mahoney 

University of Pennsylvania 
Box 0633 

3820 Locust Street 
Philadelphia, PA 19104 

Monique Proulx 

36 Old Pine Island Road 
Newbury, MA 01950 
Mark Thomson 
5 Ryan Road 
Newburyport, MA 01950 

James Andriotakis 

12 Dexter Lane 
Newburyport, MA 01950 



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